Panel Discussion Sessions
Click on the highlighted links below to view videos of panel discussion sessions from Innovation Africa 2014.

Wed 19th Nov

Welcome speech from Hon Prof Silas Lwakabamba, Minister of Education, Rwanda
HPHP Opening Session – National Strategies for Education
Chair:
  • Mr Jean-Pierre Le Calvez, Vice President Marketing EMEA – HP
Panel:
  • Hon Prof Silas Lwakabamba – Minister of Education, Rwanda
  • Hon Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang – Minister of Education, Ghana
  • Hon Anatole Collinet Makosso – Minister of Civic Education & Youth, Republic of The Congo
  • Hon Maj (Rtd) Jessica Alupo – Minister of Education & Sports, Uganda
  • Hon Maria da Silva Martins – Secretary of State for Innovation in Higher Education, Angola
HuaweiHuawei Session – Investing in Communications Infrastructure & Last Mile Connectivity
Chair:
  • Mr Nigel Bruin, Principal Consultant – Huawei Technologies
Panel:
  • Hon Amb Valentine Rugwabiza – Minister of East African Community, Rwanda
  • Hon Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize – Deputy Minister of Telecommunications, South Africa
  • Hon Malama Mwimba – Deputy Minister of Transport, Works, Supply & Communications, Zambia
  • Mr Solomon Mhlanga – Modernisation Director, Office of the President, Zimbabwe
  • Mr Douglas Craigie-Stevenson – Managing Director, Vodacom Business Africa
MicrosoftMicrosoft Session – African Investment in ICTs for Education & Scientific Research
Chair:
  • Ms Regina Murray, Senior Director Education Sector EMEA – Microsoft
Panel:
  • Hon Francis Gatare – Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Development Board
  • Hon Prof Paul Mavima – Deputy Minister of Primary & Secondary Education, Zimbabwe
  • Hon Esther Ndirangu – Minister for Education & ICT, Kiambu County, Kenya
  • Dr Elizabeth Vukeh Tamajong – Director of Research, Ministry of Scientific Research & Innovation, Cameroon
  • Mr John Sergon – Director, ICT Authority, Kenya
Oracle Session – The Challenge of Building Skills While Building ICT Infrastructures
Chair:
  • Mrs Orfhlaith Ni Chorcora, Senior Director Business Development MEA – Oracle
Panel:
  • Hon Jean-Philbert Nsengimana – Minister of Youth & ICT, Rwanda
  • Hon Prof Luis Augusto Pelembe – Minister of Science & Technology, Mozambique
  • Mr John Sifani – General Manager Innovation & Technology, Ministry of Education, NCRST, Namibia
  • Mr Aboubacar Coulibaly – ICT Technical Advisor, Ministry of Education, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ms Yemi Keri – Head of ICT, Edo State, Nigeria

Thu 20th Nov

Google Session – Cloud Connectivity to Empower Teachers & Students
Chair:
  • Mr Paul Alexander, Strategic Partnerships Manager – Google for Education
Panel:
  • Hon Liteboho Joyce Kompi – Deputy Minister of Education & Training, Lesotho
  • Mr Isaiah Nyaribo – Senior Deputy Secretary for Education, Science & Technology, Kenya
  • Dr Jonathan Mbwambwo – Deputy Director of Higher Education, Ministry of Education & Vocational Training, Tanzania
  • Mr Lucky Moahi – Head of Botswana Education Hub
  • Mr Nkubito Bakuramutsa – Senior ICT Advisor, Ministry of Education, Rwanda
IBMIBM Session – Developing Skills in Vocational & Higher Education
Chair:
  • Dr Naguib Attia, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer MEA – IBM
Panel:
  • Hon Serge Zoniaba – Minister of Technical Education, Professional Skills & Employment, Republic of The Congo
  • Mr Liboire Bigirimana – Permanent Secretary for Basic, Secondary Education & TVET, Burundi
  • Prof Innocent Mugisha – Director General, Higher Education Council, Rwanda
  • Prof Jilani Lamloumi – President, Tunis Virtual University, Ministry of Higher Education, Tunisia
  • Mrs Balimbi Julie Etombi – Inspector General, Ministry of Employment & Vocational Training, Cameroon
Bi-Bright logo 300Bi-Bright Session – Developing Curricula & Teacher Training for Basic Education
Chair:
  • Mr Amaral Carvalho, Director of Education Business Development – Bi-Bright
Panel:
  • Hon Leda Florinda Hugo – Deputy Minister of Education, Mozambique
  • Hon Vincent Winstone Ghambi – Deputy Minister of Education, Science & Technology, Malawi
  • Mr Seliki Tlhabane – Chief Director of Basic Education, South Africa
  • Mr Ato Theodros Shewarget Belew – Director General for Education, Ethiopia
  • Dr John Rutayisire – Director General, Rwanda Education Board
Positivo BGH 400pxPositivo BGH Session – The Economic Payback of Smarter Education
Chair:
  • Mr Miguel Stief, Chief Executive Officer – Positivo BGH
Panel:
  • Hon Prof Silas Lwakabamba – Minister of Education, Rwanda
  • Mr John Davies – Vice President, Intel World Ahead Program
  • Mr David Fairbairn-Day – Head of Education Strategy, Promethean
  • Mr Augustin Nsabiyumva – Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Burundi
South South Partners Day
Click on the highlighted links below to view videos from the Partners Day.

Tue 18th Nov

HP
Education Technology Presentation by HP
  • Fabrice Campoy – General Manager Africa, HP
  • Pavlos Vezirtzoglou – Education & Healthcare Sales Director, HP
MicrosoftEducation Technology Presentation by Microsoft
  • Wanjira Kamwere – Education Lead ESA, Microsoft
IntelEducation Technology Presentation by Intel
  • John Davis – Vice President, Intel World Ahead Program
South-South Education Cooperation – presentation by Carnegie Mellon University with Rwanda Ministry of Education
  • Bruce H. Krogh – Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda
South-South Partners Day – Highlights Video

The Summit
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Africa’s Number One Education & ICT Forum
18-20 November, Kigali, Rwanda

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Hon. Prof Silas Lwakabamba
Minister of Education

Under the Patronage
of the Rwanda
Ministry of Education

Rwanda Ministry of Education

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Francis Gatare
CEO of Rwanda Development Board

We are delighted at the success of Innovation Africa 2014 which was hosted in Kigali under the official patronage of the Ministry of Education, endorsed by the Rwanda Development Board and supported by the full weight of the Rwandan Government Cabinet. Previous editions of this premier meetings-based event in Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Gaborone have attracted over 1400 delegates, 60 ministers, 300 partner companies and 400 senior government officials for basic education, higher education and ICT.

The Premier Event for Doing Business in Africa

The central feature of Innovation Africa is the opportunity for partners and delegates to book pre-scheduled meetings with their preferred countries and government officials. The 2014 summit had over 50 Ministries & Government institutions from 24 African countries and a slick organisation that allowed more than 850 pre-scheduled meetings connecting industry leaders with ministers and officials.

High Level Decision-Maker Participation

In partnership with the Rwandan Government, we brought over 150 ministers and government officials to engage with our industry partners at Innovation Africa 2014

High Level Dicision-Maker Participation
Pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings

The highly professional AfricanBrains team organised over 850 pre-scheduled private meetings between government and industry.

Pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings
Stimulating panel discussions

Innovation Africa 2014 included informative ministerial Q & A panel session, tackling the key issues of education, innovation, vocational skills, ICT and curriculum development in Africa

Stimulating panel discussions
Summit Partnerships

All summit partners were branded throughout the event and on all materials. Gold & Diamond partners had their own corporate presentation areas.

Summit Partnerships