Our HistoryNovember 17, 2022 2023-05-05 11:51
The Kenya Learning and Development Centre (KDLC), later e-Learning and Development Institute (eLDi), is product of a joint funding Agreement between the Government of Kenya and the World Bank (International Development Association) in November 2003. The project aimed at strengthening the capacity of Kenyan civil servants and policy makers for proper planning and implementation of social and economic development strategies and programs.
The project was located at the Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) and became a member of Association of Africa Distance Learning Centers (AADLC and an affiliate of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), a worldwide partnership of over 120 learning centers in 80 countries around the world that use advanced technologies and distance learning techniques innovatively to connect people working on development around the world for capacity building events.
KDLC was equipped with state-of-the art information communication technologies that includes an air conditioned and sound proof video conference room and multimedia laboratories with high speed internet which provides a good learning environment in addition to the green and serene surroundings of the KIA, the renowned government training institution for senior officers where the centre is hosted.
The Ministry of State for Public Service (MSPS) and World Bank experts and multilateral agencies were involved in superintending the project and creating awareness including:
- Canadian International Development Agency
- Cardno International Development Associates
- China Development Assistance Committee, China
- International Labour Organization
- New Zealand Institution
- OTE Academy, Athens – Greece
- United States Agency for International Development
- University of Manchester, Manchester Business School, UK
In 2012, Implementation Committee mission assessed the KDLC Monitoring and Evaluation (in full) system and was generally gleaned as reliable and appropriate for the types of data KDLC was collecting. Assessment [of the 2008 -2011] specifically gleaned that KDLC had successfully offered over 364 capacity development training events of which 80 are Multimedia; 271 video conferences; and 13 face-to-face events. These skill development and capacity building programs, addressed learning programs such as:
- Financial Management
- Electronic Records
- Leadership Dynamics for Senior Women Managers
- Combating Corruption in Procurement
- Fraud Investigation, Detection and Prevention
- Strategic Environment Assessment
- Development Policy; and
- Project Monitoring & Evaluation.
This set KDLC on its path to sustainably enhancing human resource capacities and global knowledge sharing on development through innovative learning solutions. The implementation committee mission organizations and officials included:
- World Bank
- Henry Amuguni
- Nicholas Leonard Mbocha
- Tanzania Global Development Learning Centre
- Charles Senkondo
- Ministry of State for Public Service
- Njoki Kahiga
- Rachel Okumu
- Titus Ndambuki
- Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
- Dinah Mwinzi
- Kenya Institute of Administration
- Margret Kobia
- Kenya Development Learning Center
- John Ndwiga
- Joseph Ndungu
- Njambi Muchane
When the Kenya School of Government Act became effective on July 1st 2012, KDLC [now eLDi] joined GTIs and KIA to form the School.