State of Education in Africa

AAI-state-of-education-logo-low-resSeptember 2, 2015

9:00am–5:30pm

InterContinental Hotel Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria

 

Join us for the 2nd Annual State of Education in Africa conference on September 2, 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria. 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.

AGENDA

9:00AM Registration
9:30AM Welcome Remarks

Mistress of Ceremonies: Melissa Howell, Program Officer, Transformational Leadership Program (TLP), The Africa-America Institute
Speakers: Innocent Chukwuma, Representative for West Africa, Ford Foundation

Amini Kajunju, President and CEO, The Africa-America Institute (AAI)

 

9: 40AM Panel 1 –Teacher Training: Equipping new educators with the tools they need for success

Moderator: Amini Kajunju, President and CEO, The Africa-America Institute (AAI)

  • Pius Achanga, Head, University Affairs, National Council of Higher Education, Uganda
  • Julius S. Nelson, Jr., Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Liberia
  • Ola David, Head of Innovations, Connect Academia; and Education Advisor, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations
  • Oluyomi Ola-DavidDevelopment Economist & Faculty Member, Department of Economics & Development Studies, Covenant University- Nigeria

 

10:40AM   Fireside Chat:

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Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Co-founder of Andela 

Aboyeji will inspire attendees on innovation in education through his experience of running social ventures in education technology and publishing.

 

 

11:00AM     Networking Break

11:15AM      Panel 2 – Reforming Science and Technology Education in Africa: Energizing and Unlocking Bright Minds for a Bright Future  

Moderator: Brian McGinley, Development and Strategy Officer, The Africa-America Institute (AAI)

  • Dorayi M. AminuStudy Group Coordinator, Institute for Security Studies, Abuja and Visiting Professor, Distance Learning Centre, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • Dorothy NyambiExecutive Vice President, African Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative
  • Marcel Silue, Associate Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), International University of Grand-Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Eboua N. Wandan, Associate Professor, The National Polytechnic – HB, Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire

 

12:15PM  Keynote Address and Lunch

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Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Patrick Utomi, Founder/CEO, Centre for Values in Leadership

Dr. Utomi will speak on how to revitalize Africa’s educational system.

 

 

1:15PM    Networking Break

1:30PM  Panel 3 – Spotlight on vocational and technical training and higher education: What is the contribution of the African university in today’s educational climate?

Moderator: Innocent Chukwuma, Representative for West Africa, Ford Foundation

  • Olatunde Adekola, Senior Education Specialist, Africa Region, World Bank
  • Olive Branch, Resource Mobilization Manager for Economic Projects Transformational Facility & Adjunct Faculty, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
  • Ahmed Legrouri, Vice President of Academic Affairs, International University of Grand-Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Praveen Mohadeb, Former Executive Director, Tertiary Education Commission of Mauritius
  • Oluwayemisi Fajemidagba, GE Nigeria Learning & Development leader

 

2:30PM  Panel 4 – Early Childhood Education: Helping the most at-risk succeed

Moderator: Melissa Howell, Program Officer, Transformational Leadership Program (TLP), The Africa-America Institute

 

3:30PM    Networking Break

3:45PM   PitchFest Presentations

4:45PM   Panel 5 – Global Best Practices in Education

Moderator: Amini Kajunju, President and CEO, The Africa-America Institute (AAI)

  • Lawalley Cole, Coordinator, Working Group on Communication for Education and Development, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), African Development Bank
  • Devang Vussonji, Associate Partner and Global Leader, Employment & Education Practice, Dalberg
  • Limbani Nsapato, Regional Coordinator, The Africa Network Campaign on Education for All (ANCEFA), Zambia
  • Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder, LEAP Africa

 

5:15PM     PitchFest Winner Announcement

5:30PM     Adjournment

 

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Read the press release. Check out full coverage from the inaugural State of Education in Africa conference, held on September 9,2014 at the Ford Foundation in New York City. For photo highlights, please click here.

 

For information on Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Brian McGinley at 212-949-5666 or bmcginley@aaionline.org. View the Sponsorship Menu to learn more on how you can support the education conference.