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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Vineet Bewtra

Omidyar Network, UK
Director, Investments

Vineet leads Omidyar Network's impact investing strategy in and from Europe. He is also responsible for leading Omidyar Network's education-related investments across Africa as well as globally applicable platforms coming out of Europe.

Vineet joined Omidyar Network in mid-2011, before which he spent three years as an investment manager at The Children's Investment Fund Foundation. He spearheaded the foundation’s work in educational achievement, concentrating on Sub-Saharan Africa and India. His work included leading an innovative remedial education program with the Government of Ghana aimed at improving the literacy and numeracy of primary schoolchildren, developing the foundation's strategy around early childhood education, and creating school-based deworming programs. Previously, Vineet worked for 14 years in Europe’s structured and illiquid fixed income markets. He served as managing director at Dresdner Kleinwort, running a proprietary investment desk and participating on the firm’s underwriting committee. Vineet also worked at Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, and Chemical.

Vineet received a BA with honors from Cambridge University and an MSc in development management from the London School of Economics.