CASTALIA JOINS FORCES WITH CEA-MITIC, SENEGALESE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE SPONSORED BY WORLD BANK

Co-promotion of mobile learning in domestic higher education in Senegal to be launched

 

Castalia Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan) formed partnership with CEA-MITIC, Senegal’s advanced research institute specialized in information-communication technology (ICT), aiming to promote education and ICT in the country.

 

Castalia and Prof. Ousmane Thiaré, center leader and vice chancellor of CEA-MITIC who had visited Japan, signed the memorandum with regards to the partnership on October 26.  The partnership starts with a collaborative feasibility study of the utilization of Goocus, Castalia’s mobile learning platform, in the Senegalese higher education.  The two parties will interact through personnel exchanges, such as Castalia providing CEA-MITIC with technological education, and CEA-MITIC sending interns to Castalia, etc.  In the future, they plan to proceed with a collaborative research project aiming for solutions to social issues in Senegal and the West African region.

 

CEA-MITIC was established in 2014 by joint investment of the Senegalese government and World Bank.  The purpose of establishment was to provide training and research programs to foster and generate high-level human resources towards ICT-related fields in Senegal and West African countries.  The center has also been chosen as the facility for higher education programs in Africa sponsored by World Bank, namely ACE (Africa Center of Excellence), which aims to enrich STEM education in existing higher educational institutions, as well as PASET (Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology), a higher education and skill development program that aims to foster human resources in applied sciences, engineering, and technology in the Sub-Saharan African region.

 

Following the project in Kenya, an Eastern African country, Castalia will work closely with CEA-MITIC, their West African partner by providing them with education and training using ICT, aiming to provide solutions to educational issues in Africa.

 

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CEA-MITIC (Centre of Excellence in Mathematics, Computer Science, Communication and Information Technology) is a consortium-type advanced research institute specialized in applied sciences such as math, computer science, and ICT to name a few.  With Gaston Berger University as their main ground, the institute consists of domestic and foreign academic institutions.  It has been adopted as the facility for World Bank’s programs to support higher education in Africa, namely Africa Center of Excellence and PASET (Partnership for Skills in Applied Science, Engineering and Technology).

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Satoshi Yamawaki, CEO, Castalia Co., Ltd. (left) and Prof. Ousmane Thiaré, Vice Chancellor, CEA-MITIC (right)

CASTALIA JOINS FORCES WITH CEA-MITIC, SENEGALESE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE SPONSORED BY WORLD BANK

CASTALIA JOINS FORCES WITH CEA-MITIC, SENEGALESE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE SPONSORED BY WORLD BANK