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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 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm

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Education in Sub-Sahara Africa is developing and offers growing investment opportunities for regional and international investors. However, there is a need to understand the different business models as well as required return on investment that investors are looking for in a sustainable education asset. What are the investor motivations and priorities when seeking out new assets? What are the main reservations regarding the education sector compared to other business sectors and which countries are perceived to be the most profitable to invest in and why?

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Ayisi Makatiani

Managing Partner, Fanisi Capital, Kenya
Mr. Ayisi Makatiani is an investor, entrepreneur, founder and heads Fanisi Capital, which manages a USD50M portfolio of high growth enterprises across East Africa. Mr. Makatiani serves on the boards of Haltons, the leading pharmacy retail chain in Eastern Africa, Hillcrest International Schools, the leading set of British Curriculum Schools in Kenya, Sophar, a leading pharmacy wholesale and distribution business in Rwanda, Live Ad, a... Read More →

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Gregg Alpert

Director, Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, UK
Gregg leads programs in emerging markets to build affordable education ecosystems and conducts business development in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America to increase PALF's investment pipeline. Gregg previously served as the program manager for Pearson’s global accelerator working with education technology companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Pearson, Gregg worked with different education organizations focused on... Read More →
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Mark DeSario

CEO, Investbridge Capital - UAE
Mark DeSario is IBC’s Chief Executive Officer. He is an American national who has spent the majority of his career in the financial services industry, including 17 years in global asset and wealth management industry. Mr. DeSario is a certified public accountant, having served with Deloitte & Touch prior to joining Merrill Lynch Asset Management. | | During his tenure with Merrill Lynch, Mr. DeSario held various positions in the... Read More →
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Jetu Lalvani

Director, Kaizen Private Equity
Jetu is a Director Kaizen Private Equity, Asia’s first private equity fund focused on education. Jetu has 30 years of experience in investing and building companies in India from the ground up in the fields of Engineering, Electronics & Chemicals with Saab from Sweden, Dresser Industries & Emerson Electric from USA, Degussa from Germany and others. He has conducted corporate training in various areas including Creativity... Read More →
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Anthony Wahome

Group CEO, AG Group International Limited, Kenya
Anthony Wahome Githinji is the Group CEO of AG Group International Limited in Kenya, a conglomerate of companies with interests in Telecommunication, Infrastructure Management, Civil work rollout, Education, Project Management, Energy, Power, Oil & Gas. Anthony chairs various boards of leading business organizations including Advertising and Media, Education and Charitable Trusts. Under the Group’s CSR portfolio, Kingdom... Read More →

Tuesday June 7, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya