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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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Monday, June 6
 

6:00pm

Informal mixer for early conference arrivals
An informal early bird mixer for conference arrivals where you can begin to network with regional and international speakers, delegates and sponsors. Make connections pre-event before the busy conference begins.

Monday June 6, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya
 
Tuesday, June 7
 

8:00am

Delegate welcome and opening by conference chair
Speakers
avatar for Alim Ladha

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.


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

8:15am

KEYNOTE: IMPLEMENTING QUALITY AFFORDABLE EDUCATION IN AFRICA: WHERE DO WE START?

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?


Moderators
avatar for Alim Ladha

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.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Bistany

Carl Bistany

President, SABIS, Lebanon
avatar for Susannah Hares

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 for two years as Associate Director, Global Community Partnerships, at Barclays PLC. She started her career in Zimbabwe working for Tsungirirai, an HIV/AIDS... Read More →
avatar for Harry Patrinos

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 Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, as well as a regional research project on the socioeconomic status of Latin America’s Indigenous Peoples, published as... Read More →


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

9:00am

LEADING INNOVATION: WHO IS FRONTING THE CHARGE FOR INNOVATIVE EDUCATION DELIVERY IN AFRICA?

We are witnessing a step-change pace of innovation in education across Africa and wider emerging markets.  Through direct delivery, tech, finance and partnerships, new models are emerging that are having tangible impact on the availability, quality and relevance of teaching and learning.  What shape is education innovation taking in Sub-Saharan Africa?  Who are the driving forces behind it and who will be in the future?  And how does Government view outside innovators and what are their respective roles in fostering innovation?  Our session will explore diverse examples of how innovation is helping to shape the future of learning across the region.  We will look at both the challenges and opportunities surrounding innovation in this sector and whether it will always operate at the margins of large public systems, whether it can help formulate new solutions at scale, and at its potential to identify leapfrog solutions.


Moderators
avatar for Julia Moffett

Julia Moffett

Director of Innovation, Equity Group Foundation, Kenya

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Appleton

Maggie Appleton

Director of Policy and Partnerships, Educate!
Maggie has led Educate!’s efforts in national curriculum reform in Uganda and Rwanda, forging partnerships with national policy makers, as well as working alongside curriculum development teams. Prior to that, Maggie was Educate!’s Program Director in Uganda for 4 years and oversee Educate!’s scale from 56 to 238 schools.
avatar for Stacey Brewer

Stacey Brewer

Co - founder & CEO, SPARK Schools - South Africa
avatar for Khurram Masood

Khurram Masood

Founding COO & Head of College, African Leadership University, Mauritius


Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

10:00am

10:30am

INTERVIEW: IMPROVING EDUCATION DELIVERY THROUGH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS - LIBERIA’S INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS PROGRAM

Hear Minister Nimely and Shannon May talk directly about the formation of the Partnership Schools for Liberia program – an innovative new project designed to radically improve primary and nursery level education in Liberia.


Moderators
avatar for Julia Moffett

Julia Moffett

Director of Innovation, Equity Group Foundation, Kenya

Speakers
avatar for Shannon May

Shannon May

Co - Founder, Bridge International Academies
Shannon May is Co - founder and Chief Strategy and Development Officer of Bridge International Academies, the world’s largest chain of nursery and primary schools bringing world-class education to families living below the international $2-a-day poverty line, democratizing the right to succeed.  Thanks to the help of technology in planning lessons and monitoring teachers, Bridge International Academies guarantees 8 hours of class a... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Anthony Nimely

Hon. Anthony Nimely

Deputy Minister for Planning, Research and Development, Ministry of Education - Liberia
An educational planner and currently the Deputy Minister for Planning, Research and Development at the Liberia Ministry of Education. Prior to this, Han Nimely worked as sector coordinator, leading the ministry's sector coordination team since 2010. I also served as coordinator of the Liberia Primary Education Recovery Program, aimed at post-conflict recovery of primary education between 2007 and 2010. I made contribution to the development of... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
TBA

11:15am

INVESTING IN AFRICA: HOW TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS
Speakers
avatar for Amit Garga

Amit Garga

Managing Director, Parthenon EY
As Managing Director at Parthenon-EY, Amit Garga has led more than 125 projects in the education space. Amit has worked closely with the leadership of various companies and large conglomerates to help them with their strategic goals. In addition to his education expertise, his deep understanding of worldwide market trends has been driven his long-term client relationships across various industries, some of which include private equity... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am
TBA

11:45am

LEARNING FOR A PURPOSE: WHAT SHAPE WILL EDUCATION TAKE IN AFRICA?

Is there one holistic definition of 21st century learning? How can modern learning take place in a cultural sensitive context while shifting parent, teacher and learner expectations?  How has globalisation impacted teaching and learning and what lessons can be learnt from other regions in adopting to a new way of learning?


Moderators
avatar for Tony Reilly

Tony Reilly

Country Director, British Council - Kenya
Tony has worked for the British Council for 25 years including spells in Sri Lanka, Iraq, Ireland, South Africa, Turkey, Kuwait and Oman. He has a first degree in Sociology and English, a Postgraduate Degree in Education and an RSA Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.  In January 2012, he was awarded an OBE for services to the British Council overseas.  

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Carver

Gordon Carver

CEO, Silverleaf Academy, Tanzania
Gordon Carver is a Co-Founder and the CEO of Silverleaf Academy, Tanzania’s newest affordable private school chain.  Silverleaf Academy is the winner of a Human Development Innovation Fund (DFID) start-up grant specifically for new innovations within Tanzania.  Silverleaf Academy will open their first pre-primary and primary Tanzanian English Medium school in Moshi this September 2016, and plan to open the second and third schools... Read More →
avatar for Fidelis Nthenge

Fidelis Nthenge

Head of School Services AEM, International Baccalaureate, Netherlands
Fidelis’ background is in Education and Environmental Science. She has been working in the field of international education for 19 years. Fidelis is the Head of School Services and her role involves overseeing the authorization, support, monitoring and evaluation of schools in the four IB programmes in Africa, Europe and Middle East region. Before joining the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) in 2011, Fidelis spent 14 years... Read More →
avatar for Oliver Sabot

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 improving the quality, cost, and accessibility of post-secondary education in the developing world. Launched in East Africa in 2013, these organizations... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

12:30pm

EXPERT INSIGHT: WHAT MAKES EDUCATION AN ATTRACTIVE INVESTMENT TODAY?

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?


Moderators
avatar for Ayisi Makatiani

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Alpert

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 →
avatar for Mark DeSario

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 →
avatar for Jetu Lalvani

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 →
avatar for Anthony Wahome

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

1:15pm

2:15pm

WHAT IS THE REAL POTENTIAL OF EDTECH TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION OUTCOMES IN AFRICA?
Is tech an enabler or hindrance to quality learning in Africa? Can we simply transpose international models that have worked elsewhere and expect similar results? Should we, and have we, created a localized model for edtech in Sub Saharan Africa? Is tech essential for preparing students for the realities of the globalised world? We discuss the tech shelf life and what can be done to ensure its longevity and sustainability.

Moderators
avatar for Jenn Cotter

Jenn Cotter

Co-Founder, Ed Tech Meetup - Nairobi - Kenya

Speakers
avatar for Tonee Ndungu

Tonee Ndungu

Founder, NAILAB and KYTABU
Tonee Ndungu is the Founder of the NAILAB and KYTABU.  Born and raised in Kenya, Tonee studied in Kenya’s public schools. Because he was dyslexic,Tonee struggled in class and was the subject of offensive jokes made by his classmates. Tonee recorded his own cassette tapes of books to understand his classroom lessons.    After graduating from university, six years after his... Read More →
avatar for Bailey Thomson

Bailey Thomson

Director of School Design, SPARK Schools - South Africa
Bailey Thomson serves as the SPARK Schools Director of School Design.  In her role, Bailey is responsible for ensuring that SPARK's personalized and blended learning model delivers SPARK's promise of high quality education at an affordable cost for all South African children.  After graduating from the College of William and Mary in the United States in 2010, Bailey began her career in education as... Read More →
avatar for Esther Wachira

Esther Wachira

Country Programme Manager, GESCI, Kenya


Tuesday June 7, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

3:00pm

RETHINKING STRATEGIES TO MEET THE IMPENDING TEACHER CRISIS
UNESCO reports a global shortage of trained teachers and states that it will be impossible to educate all children by 2030. This is more so evident in Sub-Sahara Africa where there is a shortage of trained teachers in the facilities that are operating now. What steps are being taken to prepare for the large number of qualified teachers needed now and in the future? What are the barriers to enter the profession and who is addressing these to make it more accessible? With government traditionally leading teacher training, how can teacher training become a viable private sector lead business?

Moderators
avatar for Alim Ladha

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.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Crook

Rebecca Crook

Program Director, Dignitas - Kenya
Rebecca Crook is the Program Director at Dignitas, a Nairobi-based educational leadership development organization serving low-fee schools through an innovative training and coaching approach.  After teaching bi-lingual primary school in California, Rebecca supported curriculum and teacher development at a network of low-fee private schools in South Africa.  She was the founding principal of the third school in the SPARK network... Read More →
avatar for Mompati Peter Maruapula

Mompati Peter Maruapula

Private Secretary to The Minister, Ministry of Education and Skills Development - Botswana
Mompati Peter Maruapula is the Private Secretary to the Hon Minister of Education and Skills Development in Botswana. He is a Communications Specialist in the areas of brand development and management, Public Relations and Marketing with a considerable experience in the education space. He was part of a team that led the globalisation of the leading Malaysian university of  innovation, the   Limkokwing University of Creative... Read More →
avatar for Charles Msosa

Charles Msosa

Chief Director - Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Science and Tenology - Malawi
Charles Msosa is currently serving as Chief Director responsible for Higher Education in the Ministry of Education,Science and Technology. Previously served as Malawi's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York; Principal Secretary responsible for Administration in the Office of President and Cabinet; Principal Secretary in the Vice President's Office and Principal Secretary in Ministries of Natural Resources... Read More →


Tuesday June 7, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

3:45pm

4:00pm

MID-AFTERNOON MEETINGS
Pre-arrange your meetings on our event app, EdAfrica, with  your selection of educators, tech companies, Ministers, financiers, investors and entrepreneurs.

Tuesday June 7, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

7:00pm

 
Wednesday, June 8
 

8:00am

8:15am

EXPERT INSIGHT: TEN GLOBAL EDTECH TRENDS THAT WILL MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE AFRICAN MARKET
Technology adoption is gaining pace in the region with many institutions reporting the benefits of improved learner engagement and outcomes as well as a decrease in operational costs. Better access to education in remote and rural locations has also been recorded as a benefit of using technology in education delivery. Can improved learner outcomes be attributed to technology adoption or is this a placebo effect? What are the recorded outcomes on learner achievements and how wide is the gap when comparing to non-adopters? Where can technology adoption make the biggest impact in education?

Speakers
avatar for Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Founder, Media Taylor, UK
Educated in Australia, Richard has been an active investor since 2010 in UK edtech start-ups from content to student behaviour management; education advisor at EC1 Capital; consultant to large companies like TES Global to edtech start-ups; and judge at numerous edtech start-up events including StartUp Weekend EDU London; and expert assessor for EU Horizon 2020. Outside education, Richard spent four years on the Independent... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 8:15am - 9:15am
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

9:15am

WHAT’S THE POWER OF MOBILE TO TRULY TRANSFORM EDUCATION DELIVERY?
79% of the Sub-Sahara Africa population will have a mobile phone by 2020. What advantage does learning through a mobile device offer students? What innovations have made strides in delivering education through a mobile phone? How has access to mobile learning apps impacted learner outcomes?

Moderators
avatar for Jussi Hinkkanen

Jussi Hinkkanen

CEO, FUZU - Kenya
Jussi holds the position of CEO for Fuzu Ltd and is one of the two founders of the company. He is responsible for driving Fuzu from vision to reality and for establishing Fuzu as the leading career management platform in the emerging markets. | Before joining Fuzu Jussi worked for Nokia and later Microsoft Devices Group as Vice President for Corporate Relations for Middle-East and Africa geography and was based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brett Calhoun

Brett Calhoun

Country Manager, ONE University Network
Brett is the Country Manager for OneUni in Kenya Prior to this role, Brett headed Data and Device Sales at Airtel Kenya and before that at Tigo (Millicom) Ghana. In these roles, Brett led the building of retail, mobile and partner sales channels to acquire data customers and distribute devices. Her strengths are strategy design and implementation. Before finding her calling in the tech space, Brett worked in finance, including secondary... Read More →
avatar for Professor Dr Deirdre Carabine

Professor Dr Deirdre Carabine

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Virtual University of Uganda, Uganda
Irish academic Deirdre Carabine has lived and taught in Uganda for twenty-three years. She | has recently been founder Vice-Chancellor at the Virtual University of Uganda (VUU), the first | fully online university in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to that she set up International Health | Sciences University in Kampala. She began her Africa adventure at the Uganda Martyrs | University as a pioneer staff member. Carabine is also an artist and published... Read More →
avatar for Kago Kagichiri

Kago Kagichiri

Co-Founder & CTO, Eneza Education, Kenya
Kago Kagichiri is the Cofounder and CTO of Eneza Education. He is an advocate for the internet-less space, having built technologies that include the last mile mobile handsets for the last 10 years. He is a Forbes’ Top 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs. He dreams in code


Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:15am - 10:00am
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

10:00am

ORACLE ACADEMY – ARE YOU READY?

 


Speakers
avatar for Danny Gooris

Danny Gooris

Senior Director ECEMEA, Oracle Academy
Danny joined Oracle in January 2013 with more than 15 years of experience managing vendor-led technology education programs. He was formerly the EMEA program leader at Learning@Cisco. He has worked with Ministries of Education around the world from Russia to Africa. Danny’s global experience contributes to his passion for ensuring that young people develop the skills to become the leaders and entrepreneurs of the future. Danny looks after... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

10:30am

11:00am

STRUCTURING DEALS: WHAT INVESTMENT MODELS ARE VIABLE IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA?

The private sector is increasingly involved in education delivery across the continent and more innovative partnerships are coming into play. Greenfield, buy-out and shareholding investment have been recorded with social partnerships becoming popular. How do you determine the best investment model for your portfolio? Who has been leading the public private social partnerships and how can these partnerships be enhanced for better education delivery? What investment models have been seen to work well internationally that can be tailored to the different African regions?


Moderators
avatar for Alim Ladha

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.

Speakers
avatar for Vineet Bewtra

Vineet Bewtra

Director, Investments, Omidyar Network, UK
Vineet leads Omidyar Network's impact investing strategy in and from Europe. He is also responsible for leading Omidyar Network's education-related investments across Africa as well as globally applicable platforms coming out of Europe. Vineet joined Omidyar Network in mid-2011, before which he spent three years as an investment manager at The Children's Investment Fund Foundation. He spearheaded the foundation’s work in... Read More →
avatar for Ayisi Makatiani

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 →
avatar for Biju Mohandas

Biju Mohandas

Head of Health and Education Sub-Saharan Africa, IFC, Kenya
Biju leads the Health and Education investment team for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Sub Saharan Africa. In this role he is responsible for leading new investments for IFC in Health and Education companies in the region, managing existing investments in these sectors and for leading and developing a team of investment professionals. International Finance Corporation is one of the largest multilateral investors in Healthcare... Read More →
avatar for Eric Pignot

Eric Pignot

Co-founder and COO, Enko Education Investments
Eric Pignot is the co-founder and COO of Enko Education Investments, a startup network of private schools offering quality education affordable to the sub-saharan African middle class. Enko Education's model is to partner with and upgrade existing high-potential schools. Enko Education today operates in Cameroun and South Africa. Before running the operations of Enko Education, Eric Pignot worked as a strategy consultant for Bearingpoint. Eric... Read More →
avatar for Allison Rohner

Allison Rohner

Executive Director - IDP Rising Schools Program, IDP Foundation, Inc, USA
Inspired by its dedication to finding sustainable solutions to education challenges in the developing world, Allison Rohner joined the IDP Foundation, Inc. in 2011 as Program Associate. Since that time, she has passionately worked on the IDP Foundation’s keystone IDP Rising Schools Program, a microfinance and capacity-building venture targeting existing low-cost private schools in Ghana. In her current role as Executive Director of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

11:45am

OPENING UP EDUCATION: WHY DIGITAL LEARNING IS HERE TO STAY
Speakers
avatar for Prof Radu Jugureanu

Prof Radu Jugureanu

AeL eContent Department Director, SIVECO


Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:45am - 12:10pm
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

12:10pm

FUTURE PROOFING EDUCATION: DESIGNING A UNIQUE AND LOCALISED EDUCATION MODEL
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?

Moderators
avatar for Susannah Hares

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 for two years as Associate Director, Global Community Partnerships, at Barclays PLC. She started her career in Zimbabwe working for Tsungirirai, an HIV/AIDS... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr Peter Bateman

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 administrator in International schools, Peter also has an interest in developing and facilitating online Communities of Practice that enable collaboration. Peter... Read More →
avatar for Donika Dimovska

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 conceptualization and execution of new knowledge-generation and dissemination platforms, tools, and modalities, at the global and country levels, with the goal... Read More →
avatar for John Gilmour

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 High School, before being appointed as Principal at Abbott’s... Read More →
avatar for Mathew Smith

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 with the UNFCCC to make schools sustainable.


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

1:00pm

2:00pm

AFTERNOON THINK TANK: HOW EFFECTIVELY ARE ASSESSMENTS CAPTURING AND IMPROVING LEARNER PROGRESS?

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?


Moderators
avatar for Alim Ladha

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.

Speakers
avatar for Prof Berhanu Abegaz

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 to the rapid growth and development of the Academy that has been witnessed in recent years.  During this time the Academy has secured recognition by... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Khaemba

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 10 years as Principal of Alliance. He currently serves Nairobi County as the executive for education, youth affairs, children, culture and social... Read More →
avatar for Oliver Sabot

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 improving the quality, cost, and accessibility of post-secondary education in the developing world. Launched in East Africa in 2013, these organizations... Read More →


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

2:45pm

EXPERT INSIGHT: HOW ARE WE EQUIPPING STUDENTS WITH THE RIGHT SKILLS FOR A GLOBALISED WORLD?
The current education curriculum needs to be updated to ensure a competitive education. Additions such as critical thinking, creativity, entrepreneurship, leadership, environmental awareness and character building are necessary to ensure that learners are equipped for life after school. What strategies are institutions employing to include local themes and issues in an international context to develop global citizens? What considerations should be taken into account when creating a custom curriculum: Culture, learning environment, current and future community needs and access to resources? What partnerships are necessary for ensuring an industry relevant curriculum that impacts nation building and social development?

Moderators
avatar for Dr Tony Devine

Dr Tony Devine

Vice President, Global Peace Foundation, USA
Dr. Tony Devine, Ed. D. is the international Vice President of the Education Division of Global Peace Foundation. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the non-governmental sector. Dr. Devine oversees the development of Character, Creativity and Leadership programs in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Paraguay, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Mongolia, Philippines and USA. In Kenya he pioneered a school-wide Character and... Read More →

Speakers
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Laura Brown

Global Head of Education, PEAS, UK
Laura Brown is the Head of Education at PEAS. PEAS is a not-for-profit low cost private school chain operating in Uganda and Zambia. As part of her role Laura oversees curriculum development and implementation across the network of schools. She also oversees government relations in relation to PEAS public private partnerships- in both Uganda and Zambia curriculum has been on the agenda as both countries are at varying stages of the curriculum... Read More →
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Dr Julius Jwan

Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Kenya
Dr Julius Jwan is the Director and CEO at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). Prior to joining KICD, he was the Director of Programmes and Technical Services at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Kenya. Before that he was a lecturer at Moi University, Kenya for over thirteen years and a teacher at a Secondary School and a Tutor at a Teachers’ College in Kenya. Jwan holds a PhD Degree in Educational... Read More →
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Professor George Magoha

Board Member, Association of African Universities, Kenya


Wednesday June 8, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya

3:30pm

4:00pm

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Wednesday June 8, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya