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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Jussi Hinkkanen

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 well as in Johannesburg, South Africa. His responsibilities included leading Nokia’s strategic external partnerships and innovation activities in the region with the objective of accelerating the growth of the business and the surrounding ICT ecosystem. Jussi was a member of Nokia India, Middle East and Africa Leadership Team and was one of the key influencers of Nokia’s business expansion strategy in the geography.
Before Nokia Jussi worked as Adviser to the Minister of Science and Technology in Mozambique and acted as CEO of Mozambique Research and Education Network (MoRENet) as well as coordinator of the Mozambique eGovernment and Communication Infrastructure Project (MEGCIP) from 2006 to 2009. He raised a total of 60 million USD of funding, thus tripling the annual budget of the ministry and coordinated implementation of many critical ICT for Development, eGovernment, eHealth and eLearning initiatives. Before working for Government of Mozambique he coordinated the ICT for Development portfolio of United Nations Development Programme’s from 2004 to 2006.
Prior to relocating to Middle East and Africa Jussi held various positions in Finnish multi-national companies in the area of product life-cycle management, enterprise business and IT architectures and software R&D. He was member of leadership teams driving planning and execution of business strategies in Europe, US and Asia.
Jussi has contributed to a number of programs, publications and conferences both in Europe and across emerging markets with focus on how ICT’s catalyze socio-economic development and initiated thought-leader platforms such as Open Innovation Africa Summit, bringing together top-African innovation society thinkers around the continent, DEMO Africa and mLab network.
Jussi holds Master of Science in Industrial Economics from the University of Tampere, Finland.