Transforming Education in Africa - Summit Programme

Our Co-hosts


Catch up on-demand

Our inaugural Transforming Education in Africa Summit was held on Saturday, 11th February. The event was recorded and available below.


Innovation at scale: From pilots to progress

Speaker Topic list Calendar IconSpeakers Time IconTime
Opening remarks

Vongai Nyahunzvi, Chief Network Officer and Head of Region, Africa at Teach For All

Vikas Pota, Founder & CEO, T4 Education

10:00 WAT, 11:00 SAST/CAT, 12:00 EAT
Keynote Address: A conversation with Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng

Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town and winner of the Africa Education Medal 2022


Mayank Dhingra, Senior Education Business Leader for Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe at HP.

10:05 WAT, 11:05 SAST/CAT, 12:05 EAT
How stories are changing the future of education in Africa

Henry Anumudu, Founder & Executive Director of Sharing Life Africa

10:35 WAT, 11:30 SAST/CAT, 12:30 EAT
Shifting power for just and equitable education

John Mugo, Chief Executive of Zizi Afrique Foundation, education reform advisor to the Kenya Institute of Special Education & Ministry of Education

10:45 WAT, 11:45 SAST/CAT, 12:45 EAT
Panel Discussion: Ahead of the curve: Innovations in education

Moderator: Priya Sippy, Journalist, BBC Focus on Africa


Simi Nwogugu, CEO, Junior Achievement Africa


Joseph Nsengimana, Director, African Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT, Mastercard Foundation


Kassaga James Arinaitwe, Executive Director & Co-founder at Teach For Uganda

10:55 WAT, 11:55 SAST/CAT, 12:55 EAT
Harnessing the power of space science to educate women and girls

Basuti Bolo, Founder & CEO of GoToSpace

11:40 WAT, 12:40 SAST/CAT, 13:40 EAT
Transforming African education through transformative pedagogies

Felix Malombe, Executive Director for STEAMLabs Africa, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Trainer and Fellow, founding member of the Google Educator Group - Kenya

11:45 WAT, 12:45 SAST/CAT, 13:45 EAT
Closing remarks Vongai Nyahunzvi, Chief Network Officer and Head of Region, Africa at Teach For All
Vikas Pota, Founder & CEO, T4 Education
11:55 WAT, 12:55 SAST/CAT, 13:55 EAT

Nominations are now open

During the Summit, we opened nominations for the 2023 Africa Education Medal. The Africa Education Medal is open to individuals driving transformation and demonstrating leadership and advocacy in the advancement of the continent’s education. Contenders can either be self-nominated or nominated by someone else.