State of Education in Africa


September 9, 2014


Ford Foundation
320 East 43rd Street
New York City


Join us for the inaugural Annual State of Education in Africa conference on September 9, 2014 in New York City. The State of Education in Africa conference will bring together educators and innovators from Africa and the U.S. to track the progress of primary, secondary, tertiary, technical and vocational education in Africa.

Keynote Speaker:

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Patrick G. Awuah Jr., Founder & President, Ashesi University College, Ghana

Fireside Chat:

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Emerging Issues and Opportunities in the Education Pipeline in Africa with Tade Akin Aina, Program Director, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Panel 1 – Primary and Secondary Education: Where do we go from here to improve educational outcomes?

Moderator: Liz Berry Gips, Executive Chair, African Leadership Foundation


Panel 2 – Vocational and Technical Education Programs As a Pathway to Success

Moderator: Amini Kajunju, President & CEO, The Africa-America Institute


Panel 3 – Creating a 21st Century Educational Experience in Africa: Looking beyond enrollment numbers to coursework and methodologies to find solutions for today’s educators

Moderator: Dr. Thomas Asher, Program Director, Academia in the Public Sphere and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Programs, Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Read about the winning paper on innovative models in education!

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