Day 2 – 17th November 2022

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Thu 17th November

The Transformation of Education – Africa’s Political Agenda for Ensuring Equity, Access & Quality
Moderator: Jaye Richards-Hill Director, Education Industry for Africa and Middle East, Microsoft Corporation
Hon Prof Pauline Nalova Lyonga, Minister of Secondary Education, Republic of Cameroon
Hon Dr Evelyn Ndlovu, Minister of Primary & Secondary Education, Republic of Zimbabwe
Hon Gaspard Twagirayezu, Minister of State for Primary & Secondary Education, Republic of Rwanda
Elspeth Khembo, Director: Maths, Science & Technology, Ministry of Basic Education, Republic of South Africa
Mohammed Mahmud, Technical Advisor to the Minister, Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Africa’s Essential Priority: Robust Connectivity, Access & Digital Capacity
Moderator: Billo Talonto Chief Financial Officer, OmniClouds
Hon Felix C Mutati (MP), Minister of Technology & Science, Republic of Zambia
Hon Mohamed Swaray, Minister of Information & Communication, Republic of Sierra Leone
Hon Dr Jenfan Muswere, Minister of Information Communication Technology & Courier Services, Republic of Zimbabwe
Hon Mohlopi Phillemon Mapulane, Deputy Minister of Communications & Digital Technologies, Republic of South Africa
Zilpher Owiti, Director Capacity Development, Innovation & Partnerships, Kenya ICT Authority, Republic of Kenya

Priorities for African Teacher Professional Development, Capacity Building & Information Literacy
Moderator: Mayank Dhingra, Senior Education Leader, Africa, Middle East and Southern Europe, HP
Hon Prof Ansu Sonii, Minister of Education, Republic of Liberia
Hamidou Talibi Moussa, Director General of Teaching, Republic of the Niger
Catherine Appiah-Pinkrah, Director General Administration, Ministry of Education, Republic of Ghana
Gift Kadzamira, Head of the National Commission for Science, Technology & Innovation, Ministry of Education, Republic of Malawi

Tertiary Education, Innovation & STEM Skills: The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Development Potential
Moderator: Ruben Cammaerts, Vice President International, SMART Technologies
Hon Prof Elia Béatrice Assoumacou, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Republic of Madagascar
Hon Sarjoh Aziz-Kamara, Deputy Minister of Technical & Higher Education, Republic of Sierra Leone
Eng Dr Brilliant Habeenzu, Permanent Secretary for Technology & Science, Republic of Zambia
Alio Mahaman, Deputy Secretary General, Minister of Higher Education & Research, Republic of the Niger
Madi Ousman Jatta, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology, Republic of the Gambia

Innovation Africa: How Can Learning Technologies & Online Research Contribute to the Next Generation of African Innovators?
Moderator: Scott Smith, Vice President, Odilo Education
Hon Emma Theofelus, Deputy Minister of Information & Communication Technology, Republic of Namibia
Hon Mmaphefo Matsemela, Member of the Executive Council for Education, North West Province, Republic of South Africa
Nana Gyamfi Adwabour, Executive Director of Centre for Distance Learning & Open School, Ministry of Education, Republic of Ghana
Ibrahima Ly, Head of ICT Training, Ministry of National Education, Republic of Senegal