The Africa-America Institute Presents The State of Education in Africa

3 – 4 May 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Crowne Plaza Nairobi
Kenya Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya

Space is limited. Register Now to join AAI for the third State of Education in Africa Conference as we convene policy makers, influencers, education leaders and innovators from across Africa and around the World to coordinate and track the progress of higher education in Africa. Presenters will share their bold visions and transformative ideas for handling the challenges presented by the rapidly changing political, cultural and educational landscape on the continent, to promote input and open discussion.

Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Tade Akin Aina – Executive Director, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)
  • Kofi Appenteng – CEO and President, The Africa-America Institute
  • Dr. Phillip Clay – Professor and Former Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Dr. Olaf Hahn – Senior Vice President, Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Santiago Iñiguez – Executive President, IE University
  • H.E. Dr. Fred Okengo Matiangi – Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
  • Matthew Mugo Fields – Head, McGraw-Hill Education Consumer Group, Founder, Redbird Advanced Learning
  • Ivy Mwai – Program Manager, Education & Learning, The MasterCard Foundation
  • Dr. Sidy Ndao – Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Nneka Okekearu – Deputy Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University
  • Dr. Fredrick Ogenga – CEO, Peacemaker Corps Foundation, Head of Department, Communication, Journalism & Media Studies, Rongo University, Founding Director, Center for Media, Democracy, Peace & Security, Rongo University
  • Hilary Pennington – Vice President for Education, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation
  • Crystal Rugege – Director of Business Strategy & Operations, Carnegie Mellon University Africa
  • Tumelo Seaketso – Director, Deloitte Consulting
  • Femi Taiwo – Programme Manager, YouthLEAP, LEAP Africa
  • Vivienne Yeda – Director General, East African Development Bank
  • Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza – Vice Chancellor and Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences, United States International University-Africa (USIU)

Additional speakers to be announced soon!

For more information, go to or contact Jourden Williams at or +1 (646) 645 7286

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