Réseau Africain de Formation à Distance (Resafad) trains students in the use of distance education technologies using multimedia resource centres connected through the internet and core sites are spread all over cities in Africa. It is sponsored by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of France in cooperation with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The main objective of Resafad is to help develop in each country a national expertise in information communication technology (ICT) and distance education, through the use of distance education itself. This program has the support of French and African Universities, national institutions, and intergovernmental agencies. The learning approach is learner-centered, directed self-training, and virtual group work.
In basic education, priority is given to the training of principals, recognized as a priority by regional specialist. Training modules were developed collaboratively by specialist from each participating state. At the secondary level, demand for management training is increasing. To respond to this, a regional action plan was developed concerning the self-training of high school principals.
Todate, we have trained approximately 5,000 principals, teachers, administrators and students in our self-training portals set up all across Africa.