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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Susannah Hares

Ark - UK
International Director

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 organisation and followed this with four years at African health NGO AMREF. She serves on the board of STIR Education and the Education Alliance.