UCL is working with Vodafone to provide education and qualifications to help raise industry standards in developing economies.
UCL and Vodafone are collaborating to design, develop and deliver a specialised, professionally-orientated education programme as part of Vodafone’s Academy for Governance and Policy. The UCL team brings together expertise in academic content, course design and how to best deliver an engaging learning experience. Combined with Vodafone’s highly developed knowledge of the country-specific telecoms regulatory landscape has resulted in a highly effective programme.
Many corporations in emerging markets struggle to recruit local candidates with a knowledge of policy formation and regulation. These skill are necessary to operate effectively in any highly regulated industry, not just telecoms.
Vodafone’s vision was to make education and qualifications more accessible and provide opportunities to a wider group of young people in developing economic areas, and UCL was an ideal partner in a project to develop a talent pipeline of young, educated professionals and also to help raise standards within regulated industries overall.
The project will take particular advantage of UCL’s unique Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). Established to support the mobilisation of academic and technical expertise within public policy environments, STEaPP currently hosts several Africa-focused research projects and policy engagement activities. STEaPP’s pedagogical expertise combined with Vodafone’s expertise in country-specific telecoms regulatory landscape to deliver training that equips graduate with skills in understanding, developing and enforcing regulations and policies.
The resulting bespoke programme, delivered part-time both in London and abroad, will result in a post-graduate qualification for the student cohort.
UCL Life Learning and UCL Consultants were approached by Vodafone, and acted as the initial point of contact. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/consultants/uclc-news/Vodafone
For further related information, please click on the links below:
UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) website
Vodafone’s philanthropic arm: The Vodafone Foundation