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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Wednesday, June 8 • 12:10pm - 1:00pm

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Redesigning your education model goes beyond moving desks and changing the lesson schedule. Curriculum, operations and staffing are just components to education design. With rigid traditional designs stifling creativity educators are increasingly facing pressure to be innovative in education design - where do you begin if you are an established traditional school? How can you determine the best design model for your school and future proof your school from changes in the years to come?

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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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Dr Peter Bateman

Executive Director, Association of International Schools in Africa, Kenya
Born in Australia, Dr. Peter Bateman has worked in the education sector in Africa for the past 25 years during which time he has developed a particular interest in differentiated approaches to supporting Professional Learning for international educators. Having been an educator and... Read More →
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Donika Dimovska

Senior Program Director, Results for Development, USA
Donika Dimovska is a Senior Program Director at the Results for Development Institute (R4D). She spearheads new ways of doing development, leading efforts under R4D’s expanding innovation portfolio in areas such as health, education, child protection and beyond. She leads the... Read More →
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John Gilmour

Founder, LEAP Science and Maths Schools, South Africa
John Gilmour is the founder of the LEAP Science and Maths Schools and co-founder of Bridge and the South African Extrodinary Schools Coalition.   John attended Wynberg Boys High School and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cape Town. He taught English and Geography and was a student guidance counsellor at Bergvliet High School and Pinelands... Read More →
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Mathew Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Ecole Ruban Vert, Gabon
Currently CEO of Ruban Vert and an entrepreneur in school design, Matthew was Fast-tracked to be a Headmaster at the age of 25 and has advised education: infrastructure, design and policy in Asia and Africa. Matthew advises national education strategy for Gabon and works closely... Read More →

Wednesday June 8, 2016 12:10pm - 1:00pm EAT
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya