This project aims to develop IEEE continuing education resources that are affordable, accessible, and relevant for practicing engineers in countries served by the IEEE Region 8 Africa Council. The courses will be delivered through the IEEE Learning Network (ILN) with support from IEEE-trained mentors through IEEE Collabratec®.

This three-year project is supported by the IEEE New Initiatives Committee. During the first year of the project, a set of current ILN courses will be offered through industry partners in Kenya and Zambia to collect feedback from their engineers that will inform the development of new courses. In years two and three, the program will be expanded into Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, and Nigeria, creating the foundation for an ongoing full program of sustainable, high-quality, nationally certified IEEE continuing education resources for practicing engineers throughout Africa and other regions globally. 

This project will partner with the IEEE Region 8 Action for Industry Initiative and the IEEE Section Industry Ambassadors to engage with industry in each country.


The IEEE eLearning 2021 Pilot Courses are a selection of 17 cutting-edge, online continuing education course programs from the IEEE Learning Network (ILN), including courses on 5G Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Edge Computing, and more.

Each course program contains four to six courses that offer peer-reviewed instruction from IEEE subject-matter experts. Each course also includes assessments to test your mastery of the content at the completion of each course. 

Learners in the program can easily choose specific topics or technologies from this set of courses, or choose to take them all! The IEEE Learning Network platform allows you to keep track of your progress in each course and print certificates upon successful completion of course assessments.

  • Featured course programs (PDF, 182 KB)
  • About IEEE Learning Network
    • ILN is a repository of online continuing professional courses in engineering, technology, career development, and much more. The IEEE Learning Network brings together content from across IEEE all in one place, in an easy-to-use portal and learning management system. 
  • Who can access the content?
    • This IEEE ILN library offering is only available to the employees of companies participating in the pilot project.

Student resources

More information to come in July 2021.

Employer resources

To become an employer sponsor of the IEEE eLearning Pilot Course program, companies should have a reasonable workforce of engineers and/or technical professionals.

As a company sponsor, you will be asked to sign a license agreement to access the selected course programs and will be asked to provide to IEEE feedback from your employees taking the courses, via a survey, and feedback from your organization on the outcomes of the program from an employee value view. As a sponsor, your company logo will be added to the “Current Company Sponsor” list on the web page.

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Mentor resources

More information to come in July 2021.

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