As entrepreneurs, non-profits, governments, funders and education professionals, we are often pursuing similar goals without a clear way to partner or learn from others on similar journeys. Many of us in the sector are part of informal and formal communities and networks, but some are relatively isolated. We are working to change this and ask you to join us.
We are a group of organizations and individuals: EdTech East Africa, the EdTech Hub, the Center for Education Innovations, Injini, Caspar Groeneveld and Tom Kaye. We came together over a shared ambition to build a global EdTech community that will reduce fragmentation and increase visibility. As professionals in the field, we often struggle to find EdTech initiatives relevant to a particular effort, not to mention specifics about a given intervention. To tackle this challenge, we have put our heads together to create a database that will capture EdTech companies, organisations and initiatives in low- and middle-income countries. Our database builds on existing networks so that we avoid duplication and can efficiently create a single go-to source of information on EdTech interventions.
Add your intervention to the database
It should take about 20 minutes. We have had a great response so far with over 130 entries, with especially high representation from sub-Saharan Africa. We look forward to adding yours to this growing number.
Access the database
For the time being, users can access the database of all submissions as an online spreadsheet. We are working on a user-friendly interface.
We imagine the database will be used in various ways by a diverse range of users. It can be the go-to place for donors or investors looking for initiatives ready to scale or focused on their priority geographies. It can enable start-ups to find partners who have the educational content they need. It can help researchers identify programs for case studies, implementation support, or rigorous research. The database will help make the broad range of interventions emerging in low- and middle-income countries visible to a wide range of users both within the region and around the world.
Privacy and about the database
All information in the database will be publicly available, with the exception of personal contact details (“Submission Contact Name”, “Submission Contact Phone” and “Submission Contact Email).
We understand that filling in surveys take up your precious time and we have been working hard to ensure that this is worth it. Our top priority is to ensure the sustainability of the database while making it accessible to as large an audience as possible. We are a dedicated team of individuals and organisations, all of whom play important roles in fostering a sustainable, collaborative and impactful global EdTech community. The EdTech Hub, for example, will ensure that this database has a home that remains up-to-date, full of useful information, and easily accessible to all interested parties.
Share with other organisations
Please share a link to this page with individuals or organisations you think should also be included in the database: edtechhub.org/database.
Contact us about the database
Should you have any questions, we’re happy to answer them. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.