Main Event – 30th November 2018

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Fri 30th November

Hon Prof Amon Murwira – Minister of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development, Zimbabwe

Panel Session: Innovation in Higher Education, Science & Technology
Chair: Ameur Allag, Business Development Solutions: Canon Central & North Africa
Hon Prof Amon Murwira – Minister of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development, Zimbabwe
Hon Justice Yien Oral Lam Tut – Minister of Higher Education, Science & Technology, South Sudan
Hon Gaspard Banyankimbona
Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Burundi
Hon Buti Kgwandi Manamela – Deputy Minister of Higher Education & Training, South Africa
Hon Prof Dr Eng Leda Florinda Hugo – Deputy Minister of Science & Technology, Higher & Technical Education, Mozambique
Rivo Rakotozafy – Director Assessment of Education Research & Finance, Madagascar

Panel Session: Classroom Technology & Digital Literacy for African Students
Chair: Andre Pinto, Regional Business Manager, Africa: JP-Inspiring Knowledge
Hon Dr Amadeu Cruz – Secretary of State for Education, Cape Verde
Hon Maria Jesus Nkara Owono – Deputy Minister of Education, University Teaching & Sports, Equatorial Guinea
Hon Armindo Saul Atelela Ngunga – Deputy Minister of Education & Human Development, Mozambique
Mzwandile Mthethwa – Senior Science Officer, Ministry of ICT, eSwatini

Panel Session: Can ICTs Deliver on their Promise?
Chair: Itai Masimirembwa, CEO: eLearning Solutions Zimbabwe
Hon Solomon Jamiru – Deputy Minister of Information & Communications, Sierra Leone
Jean-Claude Boukono – Cabinet Director for Scientific Research & Technical Innovation, Republic of Congo
Dr Martine Mtonga – Deputy Secretary to Cabinet for e-Governance, Zambia
Josephine Nyiranzeyimana – Chief Government Information Officer, Ministry of ICT, Rwanda
Alberto M. Carvalho 
Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida, USA

Student Engagement Session – Africa’s Future Entrepreneurs & Innovators
Chair: John Glassey, CEO: AfricanBrains
How is Education in Africa Advancing Innovation & Critical Thinking?
Lt Col Prof Naison Ngoma – Vice Chancellor, Copperbelt University, Zambia
Prof Henk de Jager – Vice Chancellor, Central University of Technology, South Africa
Prof Edward Mwenje – Vice Chancellor, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe
Prof Elizabeth Tamajong – Deputy Vice Chancellor, ICT University, Cameroon
Dr Somadoda Fikeni – Executive Director & Advisor to Vice Chancellor, University of South Africa

Home-Grown African Talent – Future Tech Entrepreneurs:
Silas Adekunle, Founder, Reach Robotics

Skills for Africa’s Education to Employment Highway:
Taku Machirori, Founder, Emergination Africa