Burundi

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Overview

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

It has an estimated population of almost 8,700,000. Its size is just under 28,000 km²

Its capital is Bujumbura.

Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika.

Presently, Burundi is governed as a presidential representative democratic republic. Sixty-two percent of Burundians are Roman Catholic, eight to ten percent are Muslims and the rest follow indigenous beliefs and other Christian denominations.

Burundi has a low gross domestic product, largely due to civil wars, corruption, poor access to education, and the effects of HIV/AIDS. Burundi is densely populated, with substantial emigration. Cobalt and copper are among Burundi's natural resources. Some of Burundi's main exports include coffee and sugar.

Burundi is one of the ten poorest countries in the world.


Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Burundi.

Education in Burundi

For a general description of education in Burundi see Education:Burundi.


e-learning

For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Burundi.


Quality procedures

Internet in Burundi

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Burundi

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Burundi

National OER initiatives

Café du Burundi is described as "an Open Educational Resource (OER) with online accessibility designed to serve the diverse information needs of all stakeholders and potential users, from Burundi coffee producers to Burundi coffee consumers. The platform is sponsored and maintained by InterCafé, Burundi’s inter-professional coffee trade association, with assistance from the Burundi Agribusiness Program (BAP) a multi-year initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with implementation partners Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) and Michigan State University (MSU)." For more details see http://www.cafeduburundi.com/home/about/

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

References

Reports


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