Innovation Africa Summit 2012 Speakers & Presentations

Click on the highlighted names below to view videos and to download pdf presentations & speeches from the Innovation Africa Summit 2012.

There is no video footage from Friday 5th October – only videos from Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October are available.


Friday 5th October 2012 – University of the Western Cape Partners Day

Prof Brian O’Connell – Rector & Vice-Chancellor, University of the Western Cape
Hon. Dina Pule – Minister of Communications, South Africa
Prof Luc Rukingama – Director, UNESCO Office, Zimbabwe – Keynote Address

HP Social Innovation Education Programs & HP Education Solutions

Mr Martin Rist – Education Business Manager, HP, Middle East & Africa


Saturday 6th October 2012

Opening Session – Welcome

Mr Donald Grant – Minister of Education, Government of the Western Cape
Hon. Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize
Deputy Minister of Economic Development, South Africa

Education for Employment, Developing Skills for Vocation

Hon. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi Minister of Education & Skills Development, Botswana
Hon. Senator David Coltart
Minister of Education, Sport, Arts & Culture, Zimbabwe
Hon. Philipo Augustino MulugoDeputy Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Tanzania
Mr Horst WeinertManaging Director, Festo Didactic

ICT for Education

Hon. David Mabumba MPDeputy Minister of Education, Zambia
Mr Johan van Wyk
Deputy Director, Head of IT, Ministry of Education, Namibia
Prof. Crispus Kiamba
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Kenya
Dr Sibongile Mtshali
Director of Education, Swaziland


Sunday 7th October 2012

Changing Pedagogy, Curriculum Development and Education Management Systems

Firoz Y PatelDeputy Director – General System Planning, South Africa
Hon. Makabelo Mosothoane
Minister of Education & Training, Lesotho
Mr Alan CurryDirector sub-Saharan Africa, British Council
Mr Walid TahabsemCEO, Integrated Technology Group – EMIS AFRICA

Partnerships in Learning

Mr Simon LeeInformation and Technology Manager, Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA)
Dr Frank Boahene
Education Director, Southern African Region, African Development Bank

Improving Communications, E-Skills & Developing the Knowledge Economy

Orfhlaith Ni ChorcoraSenior Director, Business Development, Oracle, Africa & Middle East
Moses Zungu
Project Manager, Information, Communications and Technology, Swaziland
George Mulamula
Senior Advisor to Government of Tanzania
Dr Harold Wesso
Director General, E-Skills Institute, Ministry of Communications, South Africa

Investing in Research, Promoting a Scientific Culture

Hon. Dr Julien NimubonaMinister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Burundi
Hon. Chikumbutso HiwaDeputy Minister of Education, Science & Technology, Malawi
Mr Richard AddeyRegional Director Africa, SMART Technologies