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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Tonee Ndungu


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 peers, Tonee decided to chart his own path, and help others that struggled in their education.  In 2010,Tonee founded the NAILAB to accomplish his goal.  The concept behind the NAILAB is to incubate and turn ICT concepts into real businesses.  In the NAILAB, Tonee helped create new applications such as iCow and raised $5.5 million for the NAILAB.  

In early 2012, Tonee started Kytabu, a tablet-based eLearning solution for the 8-4-4 system in Kenya.  The concept for Kytabu is to micro lease educational curriculum content through mobile money.  Kytabu, led by a former Safaricom senior executive Paul Mugambi as CEO, has won 8 local and global awards in the last two years including Google: The Education application most likely to change the world in 2013, the Citi Mobile Challenge: Best Social Impact Application for 2015 and the African Entrepreneurship Award in 2015.