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Barbara Moser-Mercer
Episode 323rd August 2021 • eLearning Africa • eLearning Africa
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In Conversation with Barbara Moser-Mercer, professor emerita and founder of InZone, a programme of the University of Geneva which pioneers innovative approaches to higher education in communities affected by conflict and humanitarian crisis. Moser-Mercer is visiting professor at University of Nairobi, engaged in strengthening African solutions that advance higher education in emergencies (HEiE) and currently coordinating the launch phase of the African Higher Education in Emergencies Network (AHEEN). 

Chatting with Rob Vember, the former Fulbright scholar spoke passionately of the importance of a human centred approach to technological advancements, and warned of the risk in pushing for more technology. She explains why she believes the digital divide is so serious, and shares about her work in Africa, specifically talking about Higher education in forced displacement contexts, explaining why it requires a utilitarian approach to education, a stance she would not ordinarily take.