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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Gordon Carver

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 during 2017. 


Gordon was born in Kenya, has taught in Tanzania, and has most recently come from Ghana, where he spent three years as Project Director for the Varkey Foundation, during which time he established the WISE award winning education technology project Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) and the teacher training project, Train for Tomorrow.   Gordon is long on Africa, and long on the education sector, and has a particular interest in the ways technology can be used to drive up the quality of learning within schools.