Video Highlights from the 3rd State of Education in Africa Conference



Video Highlights from the 3rd State of Education in Africa Conference

Nairobi Kenya


State of Education in Africa 2017 – Highlights



Panel 1 – Educating Africa’s Next Generation

Moderator: Nneka Okekearu – Deputy Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan Atlantic University
Anne Jason, GE Executive Global Commodity Leader, General Electric Africa
Dr. Hendrick Pedersen – Dean, School of Engineering, Rutgers University
Femi Taiwo, Programme Manager, YouthLEAP, LEAP Africa



Panel 2 – African Entrepreneurs Disrupting Education

Moderator – Melissa Howell, Director of Global Programs, The Africa-America Institute

Lydiah Kemunto Bosire, 8B



Panel 3 – Innovation for Inclusion: Increasing Representation in Higher Education

Moderator – Santiago Iñiguez, President IE University
Dr. Atieno Adala – Manager, Research and Development, African Virtual University
John Matogo, University Relations Leader for East Africa, IBM
Irene Mbari-Kirika, Executive Director, InAble


Panel 4: Transforming Higher Education for the Workforce of the Future

Moderator: Hilary Pennington, Vice President, Education, Creativity, and Free Expression, Ford Foundation
Patrick Karanja – Programme Associate, The Rockefeller Foundation
Sylvia Mwangi – Generation Kenya Country Manager, McKinsey Social Initiative
Ivy Mwai, Program Manager, Education and Learning, MasterCard Foundation
Dr. Amos Njuguna – Associate Dean, Chandaria School of Business, United States International University – Africa



Panel 5 – Leveraging Strategic Partnerships to Advance Higher Education

Moderator – Tade Akin Aina, Executive Director, Partnerships for African Social And Governance Research
Luis Jorge Antonio Ferrao – Vice Chancellor, Pedagogical University of Mozambique
Olaf Hahn – Senior Vice President, Robert Bosch Stifung
Crystal Rugege – Director of Business Strategy and Operations, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Beth Waweru – General Manager, Climate Change, Strategic Partnerships & Collaborations, Equity Group Foundation



Panel 6 – The Role of Curriculum in Changing the Narrative on Africa

Moderator: H.E. Carlos dos Santos – Ambassador of Mozambique to the US
Dr. Ousseina Alidou – Professor, African American & Africa Studies, Rutgers University
Dr. Frederick Ogenga – Founding Director, Center for Media, Democracy, Peace and Security, Rongo University
Claude Ribbe – Author, Historian, Producer/Director
Angela Wachuka – Executive Director, Kwani Trust
Dr. Paul Zeleza, Vice Chancellor, USIU



 KEYNOTE: The State of Education in Kenya

Chacha Nyaigoti Chacha, Chairman, Commission for University Education



FIRESIDE CHAT: Youth Opportunities & Learning

Maurice Makoloo, Regional Director for East Africa, Ford Foundation

Kofi Appenteng, President, The Africa-America Institute



SPECIAL PRESENTATION: MasterCard Foundation Scholars’ Program

Ivy Mwai, Program Manager, Education and Learning, MasterCard Foundation



KEYNOTE: Reforming Higher Education in Africa

Dr. Phillip Clay, Former Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)




Presenter: Olaf Hahn, Senior Vice President, Robert Bosch Stiftung



FIRESIDE CHAT: Africa Revealed: Changing the Narrative

Moderator: Hilary Pennington, Vice President of Education, Creativity, and Free Expression, Ford Foundation

Dr. Ousseina Alidou, Professor, African American & African Studies, Rutgers University
Claude Ribbe, Author, Historian & Producer