The 2nd Annual Education Innovation Africa focuses on facilitating innovative partnerships that build sustainable and impactful education programmes across Sub Saharan Africa.

Alternative education models such as informal private schools, online learning platforms, skills-based programmes and alternative delivery models are contributing to the reach of education across Africa. However, sustainable finance and investment are required to increase the efficacy, reach and impact of these programmes. Under this year’s theme ’Delivering Impact’, the event will unite key education leaders at Ministries, Educators, Programmes and Edtech companies, together with Capital Providers at PE, VC, Impact, Development Banks and Corporate Programmes to find new partnerships and models that will provide sustainable and impactful education programmes across Sub-Saharan Africa. 
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Tuesday, June 7 • 8:15am - 9:00am

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Access to universal quality education remains a challenge on the continent. With tomorrow’s leaders in the classroom today, nations are working towards ensuring their populations have 100% basic education. However, free basic education is a far reality and a joint effort is required by both the public and private sector to equip the future workforce. Affordable education is relative so what should form the basis of affordability? Is commercialising education the answer to delivering basic affordable universal education? How can the private and public sector work together towards meeting this goal?

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Alim Ladha

CEO, Instill Education
Education Strategist, Founding CEO at ALU, and Former Associate Principal at McKinsey Alim's strength lies in a deep understanding of how adults learn, strong experience in education strategy, and a passion for building new institutions.

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Carl Bistany

President, SABIS, Lebanon
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Susannah Hares

International Director, Ark - UK
Susannah is responsible for Ark’s strategy and operations in Africa and India. She joined Ark in April 2011 from the London School of Economics where she set up and directed the Innovation Co-Creation Lab, work focussing on business model innovation. Prior to this Susannah served... Read More →
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Harry Patrinos

Practice Manager - Education, World Bank, USA
Harry Anthony Patrinos is a Manager at the World Bank's education sector. He specializes in all areas of education, especially school-based management, demand-side financing and public-private partnerships. He managed education lending operations and analytical work programs in... Read More →

Tuesday June 7, 2016 8:15am - 9:00am EAT
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya