14 April 2017
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The State of Education in Africa

The Africa-America Institute


The State of Education in Africa

3 – 4 May 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

Crowne Plaza Nairobi

Kenya Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya

Space is limited. Register Now to join AAI for the third State of Education in Africa Conference as we convene policy makers, influencers, education leaders and innovators from across Africa and around the World to coordinate and track the progress of higher education in Africa. Presenters will share their bold visions and transformative ideas for handling the challenges presented by the rapidly changing political, cultural and educational landscape on the continent, to promote input and open discussion.

Speakers Include:

Dr. Tade Akin AinaExecutive Director, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)

Kofi Appenteng - CEO and President, The Africa-America Institute

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

Dr. Olaf Hahn - Senior Vice President, Robert Bosch Stiftung

Santiago IñiguezExecutive President, IE University

Patrick Karanja Program Associate, The Rockefeller Foundation

Maurice Makoloo Director, Eastern Africa, Ford Foundation

H.E. Dr. Fred Okengo MatiangiCabinet Secretary, Ministryof Education, Science and Technology, Kenya

Matthew Mugo Fields - Head, McGraw-Hill Education Consumer Group, Founder, Redbird Advanced Learning

Ivy Mwai - Program Manager, Education & Learning, The MasterCard Foundation

Dr. Sidy Ndao - Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nneka Okekearu – Deputy Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University

Dr. Fredrick Ogenga - CEO, Peacemaker Corps Foundation, Head of Department, Communication, Journalism & Media Studies, Rongo University, Founding Director, Center for Media, Democracy, Peace & Security, Rongo University  

Hilary Pennington - Vice President for Education, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation

Crystal RugegeDirector of Business Strategy & Operations, Carnegie Mellon University Africa

Tumelo Seaketso  - Director, Deloitte Consulting

Femi TaiwoProgramme Manager, YouthLEAP, LEAP Africa

Vivienne Yeda - Director General, East African Development Bank

Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza Vice Chancellor and Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences, United States International University-Africa (USIU)

Additional speakers to be announced soon!

For more information, go to soeafrica.org or contact Jourden Williams at jwilliams@aaionline.org or +1 (646) 645 7286


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