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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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Ayisi Makatiani

Fanisi Capital, Kenya
Managing Partner

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 billboard advertising company, Turnkey Africa, the leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the insurance sector across Africa, East Africa Venture Capital Association and Barclays Life Assurance Company.

He was a founding chairman of JamboJet, the leading low cost carrier and also a board member at Barclays Bank of Kenya, founder and CEO of Africa Online Inc., Chairman at Ogilvy & Mather (East Africa) and vice Chairman of second largest Kenyan university Kenyatta University.

Mr. Makatiani, who received the highest civilian presidential award, Order of the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), for services rendered to the republic, was also previously head of the African Management Services Company (AMSCO), founded by the International Finance Corporation – the World Bank’s private-sector arm.

He was educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-Boston, MA, USA and Alliance High School, Kikuyu, Kenya. He holds several track and field records and is a keen amateur mountaineer.