Speeches & Panel Discussion Videos
Click on the highlighted links below to view videos of speeches & panel discussion sessions from Innovation Africa 2013.

Wednesday 16th October 2013

Opening Speech from Hon Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi
  • Hon Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi – Minister of Education & Skills Development, Botswana
Opening Panel Discussion: Chaired by HP
HP
Chair:
  • Mr Suresh Subramanian – Worldwide VP for Education and Health, HP
Panel:
  • Hon Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi – Minister of Education & Skills Development, Botswana
  • HE Ato Wondwossen Kiflu – State Minister of Education, Ethiopia
  • Hon Makabelo Mosothoane – Minister of Education & Training, Lesotho
  • Hon Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize – Deputy Minister of Economic Development, South Africa
ICT for Education – Smarter Education, Digital Learning & Content Development: Chaired by IBM
IBM
Chair:
  • Mr Mick Slivecko – WW Market Development and Alliances Executive, IBM
Panel:
  • Hon Jessica Alupo – Minister of Education & Sports, Uganda
  • Mr Alfred Ilukena – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Namibia
  • Dr Kalu Oji – Director of ICT, Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria
  • Mr Godfrey Ponera – Head of ICT, Ministry of Education & Vocational Training, Tanzania
Developing Human Capital – Preparing for the Knowledge Economy: Chaired by Oracle
Chair:
  • Ms Rachael Hartley – Senior Director for Education & Research, Oracle
Panel:
  • Hon George Werner – DG Civil Service & Chair of Ministerial Scholarship Committee, Liberia
  • Prof Mahama Duwiejua – Ministry of Education, Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Council, Ghana
  • Mr Selefo Sabone – Director, Department of IT, Ministry of Transport & Communications, Botswana
  • Prof Motsoptse Modisi – Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, University of Botswana
  • Mr Leonard Tsela – Senior Inspector ICT, Ministry of Education & Training, Swaziland

Thursday 17th October 2013

Communications Infrastructure for Education: Chaired by Huawei
Huawei
Chair:
  • Dennis Episkopos – Vice President Enterprise Software and Applications, Huawei
Panel:
  • Hon Prof Pedro Sebastiao Teta – Secretary of State for Communications & Information Technology, Angola
  • Mr John T. Mngodo – Deputy Permanent Secretary for Communications, Science & Technology, Tanzania
  • Mr Solomon Mhlanga – Principal Director of Modernisation, Office of the President, Zimbabwe
  • Mr Bekithemba Gama – Undersecretary for Ministry of ICT, Swaziland
  • Mr Mabua Mabua – CEO BoFiNeT, Botswana
Education Technology – Empowerment of Teachers & Students Through Connectivity: Chaired by Google
Google
Chair:
  • Ms Estelle Akofio-Sowah – Country Director, Google
Panel:
  • Hon Maria Augusta da Silva Martins – Secretary of State for Higher Education & Innovation, Angola
  • Mr Henry Kavuma – Directorate: Curriculum Innovation and e-Learning, Ministry of Basic Education, South Africa
  • Mr Victor Kyalo – CEO, Kenya ICT Authority
  • Mr Nkubito Bakuramutsa – OLPC-Coordinator Ministry of Education, Rwanda
  • Mr Lekopanye Tladi – Head of Educational Technology, Botswana College of Open & Distance Learning
Higher Education in Africa – Collaborative Learning & Research: Chaired by SMART Technologies
Chair:
  • Mrs Annemijn Perrin – Special Project Director, SMART Technologies
Panel:
  • Hon Dr Joseph Butore – Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Burundi
  • Ms Trudi van Wyk – Director Career Development & Open Learning, Ministry of Higher Education, South Africa
  • Prof Oupa Mashile – Executive Director Tuition & Facilitation of Learning, UNISA
  • Dr Dolf Jordaan – Deputy Director for Education & Innovation, Pretoria University
  • Dr Gary Brooking – Faculty of Engineering, University of Zimbabwe
Education Management – Rural Development, Early Learning, Monitoring & Assessment: Chaired by Agile Learning
Agile Learning
Chair:
  • James Curry – President, Agile Learning
Panel:
  • Hon Lazarus Dokora – Minister of Primary & Secondary Education, Zimbabwe
  • Hon Prof Nevelyn Willombe – Deputy Minister of Education, Science & Vocational Training, Zambia
  • Ms Taboka Nkhwa – Secretary for Education Reforms, Ministry of Education & Skills Development, Botswana
  • Ms Connie Kateeba – Executive Director of the National Curriculum Development Centre, Ministry of Education & Sports, Uganda
Closing Speech from Hon Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi
  • Hon Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi – Minister of Education & Skills Development, Botswana
The Summit

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Connecting Industry to Government & Civil Society
15-17 October, Gaborone, Botswana

Under the Official Patronage of
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The Botswana
Ministry of
Education & Skills Development
Hon Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Botswana Minister for Education & Skills Development

Innovation Africa 2013 is organised under the patronage of the Botswana Ministry of Education & Skills Development. It continues the highly productive series of The Brains Network meetings-based summits with our unmatched track record in bringing government ministers and officials to join industry leaders in one-to-one meetings. Our last 3 summits in Amman, Cape Town and Victoria Falls have attracted over 50 ministers and deputies along with over 200 government officials. Innovation Africa 2013 will aim to set a record number of participating ministers for education, higher education, science, and ICT.

“What’s great is the ability to actually interact with the people we need to.” Paul Fitchet – Manager, Greater Africa Region, Acer

A working event for education, communications, science, research & vocational skills

High Level Decision-Maker Participation

In partnership with the Botswana Ministry of Education & Skills Development, AfricanBrains will be working to bring a record number of ministers, officials, universities and ICT leaders to Gaborone

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Pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings

Innovation Africa 2012 saw over 650 pre-scheduled meetings take place during the two days. You choose your preferred private meetings, create your own diary and over the course of the event achieve unmatched access

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Stimulating panel discussions

Innovation Africa 2013 will focus specifically on Q & A panel discussions aimed at directly tackling the issues of education, innovation, vocational skills, ICT and curriculum development

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Summit Partnerships

All summit partners will be branded throughout the event and on all materials. Gold & Diamond partners will have shell scheme stands built inclusive of additional design options

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