Open Education & Culture encompasses resources, tools, and practices that are free of legal, financial, and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared, and adapted in the digital environment. Open Education & Culture maximizes the power of the Internet to make education & Culture more affordable, accessible, and effective. Education is essential to advancing society. It’s how we pass down the wealth of human knowledge and equip the next generation of leaders, innovators, and citizens. In many countries in Africa, in our schools and universities, it seems like our curricula are outdated and with the poverty on the continent, many families are not able to buy books for their children. For too long, our educational systems have operated with a fundamental disconnect between practices left over from the analog world, and the vast potential of technology and the Internet to support more affordable, effective teaching and learning.
Creative Commons – CC is a nonprofit organization that helps overcome legal obstacles to the sharing of knowledge and creativity to address the world’s pressing challenges. CC provides Creative Commons licenses and public domain tools that give every person and organization in the world a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for creative and academic works; ensure proper attribution; and allow others to copy, distribute, and make use of those works They support global Open Education and Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums – GLAM communities. Many members of AfroLeadership are members of Creative Commons. We are engaged to promote these values and content in African francophone countries.