The African educational system must be revitalized to ensure that African students are equipped and prepared for jobs necessary to sustain economic growth and make the continent competitive in a knowledge-based economy.
WHAT: Co-sponsored by The Ford Foundation and with support from the World Bank, The Africa-America Institute will convene its Second Annual State of Education in Africa conference on September 2, in Lagos, Nigeria.
Bringing together educators and innovators from Africa and the U.S., the State of Education in Africa conference will highlight bold approaches to improve the quality of education at all levels in order to bolster Africa’s global competitiveness and economic growth.
Some of the world’s leading education experts will serve as keynote speakers and panelists at the annual education conference. Panel discussions will range from “Teacher Training”, “Global Best Practices in Education”, “Spotlight on Vocational and Technical Training and Higher Education”, “Early Childhood Education”, and “Reforming Science and Technology Education in Africa”.
The conference will feature its first-ever PitchFest, an innovative competition that put forth cutting-edge ideas, tools, information and technologies that can help bring about a better educational system in Africa.
- Amini Kajunju, President & CEO, The Africa-America Institute
- Patrick Utomi, Founder/CEO at Centre for Values in Leadership
- Lazarus Angbazo, President and CEO of General Electric (GE) Nigeria
- Freida Brown, Vice Chancellor, United States International University Africa (USIU-Africa), Kenya
- Reid Whitlock, Chief Executive Officer, Tony Elumelu Foundation
WHEN: September 2, 2015 – 9:00am – 5:30pm
WHERE: Ford Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria
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ABOUT AAI: Founded in 1953, The Africa-America Institute (AAI) is a premier U.S.-based international organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity of Africans and promoting the continent’s development through higher education and skills training, convening activities, program implementation and management.