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 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm

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With the adoption of 21st century learning, absolute assessments on set dates do not capture a learner’s true progress. Educators are beginning to transform assessments and evaluations by measuring student achievement through the year. Value added methods have proved successful in other regions and can be adopted to the African context. However, a set standard of assessment needs to be set to measure student progress. What standards are accurate measures – English proficiency, university admissions or skills based assessments? Will we see the eradication of absolute examinations in the future?

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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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Prof Berhanu Abegaz

Executive Director, The African Academy of Sciences, Kenya
Prof Berhanu Abegaz is the Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences, a position he assumed since 2011.  Previously he was Professor of chemistry of the University of Botswana for 17 years (1994-20110 and Addis Ababa University for 21 years (1973-1994). Abegaz has contributed... Read More →
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Christopher Khaemba

Executive Member – In Charge of Education, Nairobi City County, Kenya
Christopher Situma Khaemba is the former headmaster of Alliance High School and founding Dean of the African Leadership Academy in South Africa. Widely regarded as one of Africa’s leading educators, Khaemba was named the head administrator of the African Leadership Academy following... Read More →
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Oliver Sabot

Managing Director, Nova Academies
Oliver Sabot is the founder and Managing Director of Nova Academies, a rapidly growing network of schools focused on making world-class education more affordable across the African continent. Sabot is also the founder and Director of Kepler and Spire, two new models focused on dramatically... Read More →

Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm EAT