Main Event – 24th Oct 2017

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Tue 24th Oct

Welcome Speech
Hon Prof Dr Eng Jorge Nhambiu, Minister of Science & Technology, Higher & Technical Professional Education, MOZAMBIQUE

IBM Opening Session: The Impact of The Digital Economy on Africa
Chair: Mr Hamilton Ratshefola, Country General Manager, IBM South Africa
Hon Prof Dr Eng Jorge Nhambiu, Minister of Science & Technology, Higher & Technical Professional Education, MOZAMBIQUE
Hon Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister, ETHIOPIA
Hon Grace Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science & Technology, SOUTH AFRICA
Hon Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, GHANA
Hon Jean Ernest Bibehe, Minister of Secondary Education, CAMEROON

Innovation & Scientific Research in Higher Education
Chair: Mr Walter De Meyer, Corporate Enterprise & Public Sales Manager, HP
Hon Prof Jonathan Moyo, Minister of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development, ZIMBABWE
Hon Hon Emery Ndjovu, Minister of Posts, Telecommunications & ICT, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector & Vice Chancellor, Stellenbosch University, SOUTH AFRICA
Mr Getachew Engida, Deputy Director-General, UNESCO
Prof  Patrício Langa, Advisor to Rector for Strategic Planning, Eduardo Mondale University, MOZAMBIQUE

Investing in ICTs for Digital Skills
Chair: Mr Warren Le Fleur, Senior Business Development Manager, Microsoft Africa
Hon Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Technology, Communication & Innovation, MAURITIUS
Hon Machesetsa Mofomobe, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, LESOTHO
Hon Stevens Siaka, Chairman of Parliamentary Select Committee for Education, GHANA
Mr Brima Sowa, Permanent Secretary for Information & Communications, SIERRA LEONE
Mr Nkubito Bakuramutsa, Senior ICT Ministerial Advisor, Ministry of Education, RWANDA

Financing@EDU Projects, From Spending to Investing – an Insight into Donor and International Funding Resources
Mr Mario Franco, Founder, Millennium@EDU SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION

UNESCO Launch of 2017 Global Education Monitoring Report
Introductory remarks: Mr Getachew Engida, Deputy Director-General, UNESCO
Keynote address: Hon Dr Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister, ETHIOPIA

Main findings of the 2017/18 Global Education Monitoring Report
Mr Manos Antoninis, Director of Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO

High Level Ministerial Panel with Question & Answer Session
Chair: Sarita Monjane Henriksen, Universidade Pedagogica, MOZAMBIQUE
Hon Conceita Sortane, Minister of Education & Human Development, MOZAMBIQUE
Hon Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, GHANA
Hon Dr Papias Musafiri, Minister of Education, RWANDA
Hon Mohamed Enver Surty, Deputy Minister of Basic Education, SOUTH AFRICA

Closing remarks
Mr Getachew Engida, Deputy Director-General, UNESCO