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Africa Liberation Day in Accra, Ghana


Sunday will be the 50th anniversary of Africa Liberation Day, a meeting which initially took place in Accra, Ghana in 1958 and is now celebrated throughout Africa as a holiday on May 25. It is extremely significant in that it marked the first Pan-African Conference held on African soil. You can read more about the event here. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan country in Africa to gain its independence from colonial rule.

I will be there on Sunday and hopefully will be able to take some pictures and share in the festivities. I imagine it will be quite the event.

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My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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