The Covid 19 pandemic had a massive impact on the Project and on the participating organizations. After the second activity was completed (Business Development Workshop in Dar es Salaam Feb. 2020), the grant was paused because all the partner countries went into lock-down.
The lock-down continued throughout 2020 and in some cases up till June 2021 which made it impossible to carry out any further activities. Initially the Campus planned for 2020 in Addis Abeba was postponed till 2021. The lack of flights and the impossibility of travel combined with the fact that the majority of the participants would only be able to get vaccinated in 2022 at the earliest made it very difficult to continue.
We were thus advised by our project officer that all the mobility projects were having great difficulties and that the best solution would be to end the project, account for the money which had been spent, and apply for a new grant which would take into account the new Covid reality. For this reason the consortium decided not to seek a grant amendment to extend the project into 2022.
Because of the massive impact that Covid 19 the Global Music e.V. applied for and won a digitalisation grant under the Neustart Kultur programme set up by the Culture Foundation of the Federal States of Germany (Kulturstiftung die Länder) in response to the Covid 19 pandemic.
This has enabled the consortium to develop a Learning Management System called Moodle. The content development in the first phase of this digitalisation project has now been completed and the test phase is beginning with the first online Campus which is currently taking place in Southern Africa in co-operation with Music Crossroads International.
The new Moodle platform will revolutionize the work of the network. We will now be able to develop a hybrid learning system combining live training with online learning. This will enable us to teach throughout the year and monitor the progress of the trainees much more efficiently.
In the medium term, each of the academies will be given separate access through their own portal where they can manage their own students and also conduct distance learning programs for students living elsewhere in their countries.
East African Creative Music Campus (EACMC)
The East African Creative Music Campus (EACMC) began in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with a one day kick-off meeting where the 11 partners in the consortium met to plan the two year project on the 18th of February 2020. The meeting ran into a 10 day Business Development Workshop from the 19th to the 28th of February.
The workshop will be attended by directors, financial officers and administrators from Music Academies in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
EAST AFRICAN GLOBAL MUSIC CAMPUS
Here is a concert you shouldn’t miss
Musicians from Ethiopia, Germany, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe will perform together in a vibrant, experimental live concert, mixing national music traditions, instruments and settings. come and enjoy!
The Global Music Campus had two appearances on the DOADOA East African Performing Arts Market in Kampala, held between 3 – 6 May 2017.
- Managing and Administering a Music school
- Making Music Education more relevant in order to develop a professional Music Industry
East African Global Music Campus (EAGMC)
The East African Global Music Campus begins in Kampala, Uganda with a two day kick-off meeting where the 11 partners in the consortium will meet to plan the two year project on the 26th and 27th of April 2017. The meeting will run directly into a 9 day Organizational Development Workshop from the 28th of April finishing on the 6th of May. The workshop will be attended by directors and administrators from Music Schools and Training Centres in Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.