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High ranking Educators to meet at Second Annual State of Education in Africa conference

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AAI plans to host its Second Annual State of Education in Africa conference on September 2, 2015 at the InterContinental Hotel Lagos in Lagos, Nigeria.

The education conference will evaluate and measure the progress of primary, secondary, tertiary, technical and vocational education in Africa and explore country and sector approaches to strengthening the capacity of Africans and educational institutions.

The conference will bring together educators and innovators from Africa and the U.S., the education conference will highlight bold approaches to improving the quality of education at all levels to advance development progress and bolster Africa’s global competitiveness and economic growth.

The salient goals of the State of Education in Africa conference are:

• To have a solution-driven conversation with policy-makers, educators, administrators, philanthropists and those interested in capacity-building about the challenges and opportunities in education on the African continent.

• To elevate and mainstream the conversation on education as a key component of the economic development narrative of Africa.

• To use AAI’s convening power, visibility and thought-leadership to uniquely identify both the primary obstacles and the practical interventions, which must be implemented to improve the educational landscape in Africa.

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Keynote Speaker:

Patrick Utomi, Centre for Values in Leadership

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Fireside Chat Speaker:

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Co-founder of Andela

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The conference will have five panels:

Panel 1: Teacher Training: Equipping new educators with the tools they need for success.

Panel 2: Reforming Science and Technology Education in Africa: Energizing and Unlocking Bright Minds for a Bright Future

Panel 3: Spotlight on vocational and technical training and higher education: What is the contribution of the African university in today’s educational climate?

Panel 4: Early Childhood Education: Helping the most at-risk succeed

Panel 5:  Global Best Practices in Education

AAI’s Second Annual State of Education in Africa conference is co-sponsored by The Ford Foundation and with support from the World Bank.

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