Logo: it’s Congolestic! Authentic Congolese exchanges between traditional communication, the “lokole“, and that of modern data, the “download” to fast forward the DRC in the digital age.
Founded in Kinshasa, according to the applicable legislation: CONGOLESE AND TECHNOLOGIES OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION “CONGOLESTIC”.
Social, economic and political life has experienced an unprecedented upheaval as a result of the emergence of new digital economies built on the infrastructure of information and communication technologies. Mathematics, Internet and ICTs will continue to affect all fields, all sectors, and all Congolese. But whether or not it will positively or negatively affect the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Africa more broadly depends on the ways in which technology are used, and the regulations that we develop to guide its development in our country and continent.
The use of ICTs and education in Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa and particularly in the DRC currently remain sporadic. But several independent groups in Africa are now seeking to help address the continent’s lack of computer literacy. Governments and private organizations also recognise the need for early education in codification.
The NGO “Congolestic” therefore serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups to to discuss public policy issues related to ICTs and STEM education in the DRC. It aims to inform and inspire those with policy making power in both the public and private sectors, train and facilitate a common understanding of how to maximize ICT opportunities and equip the youth with STEM skills.
CONGOLESTIC’s mission is to raise awareness, provide information, discussions and training on new technologies of communication, Internet and robotics in the DRC through a multistakeholder collaboration on various content.
We organize courses and workshops on robotics, cybersecurity and the Internet. Also, we have set an incubator and work with groups of engineers and students in computer sciences on projects and ideas related the internet of things.
Our particular interest is in a multistakeholder collaboration in order to achieve a better contribution of the DRC in international discussions on ICT as well as its uptake in STEM education for innovation.
The organization has teams in DRC, South Africa and the United States of America.
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