African Education Summit 2011 Speakers & Presentations

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Click on the highlighted names below to see their presentations from the African Education Summit 2011.

Day 1 – 12th July 2011

Discovery Education - Opening Ceremony Partner

The Discovery Education Opening Ceremony

Jeff Mulhausen – Director of Strategy, Discovery Education
H.E. Ahmed Akhchichine – Minister of National Education, Morocco
Mr Chinezi Chijioke
– Head of Africa Education Practice, McKinsey & Company – “From poor to fair to good to great: How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better.”
Ms Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta
– Regional Director, Africa, UNESCO – Integration of ITC in education and alternative financing of education”
Deborah MacArthur
– President, Global Education Morocco“Education for girls: Not if, but when? Not why, but how?”

Ministerial Session Day One – Hosted by HPHP - Ministerial Session Partner

Session Chair – Mr Antoine Barre, Vice-President Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa, HP
Prof. Crispus Kiamba
– Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Higher Education Science & Technology, Kenya
Hon. Mr David Coltart
Minister for Education, Sports, Arts & Culture, Zimbabwe
Hon. Mariama Sarr-Ceesay
– Minister for Higher Education & Scientific Research, The Gambia
Younes Benakki
On Behalf of H.E. Latifa El Abida - Secretary of State, Ministry of National Education, Morocco

Strengthening Africa’s ICT Infrastructure

Dr. Cheick DiarraChairman, Microsoft Africa – “Understanding Africa’s ICT infrastructure and embracing the potential that lies ahead
Ms Batoul Ajlouni – VP, Business Development – Integrated Technology Group – “ICT in Education: from Vision to Reality … Nationwide”
Dr Francis Tusubira – Chief Executive Officer – UbuntuNet Alliance – “Research and Education Connectivity – Unlocking the Intellectual Potential of Africa Based Researchers”
Mr Iulian Manea
– Deputy Vice-President – SIVECO Romania – “New e-Learning concepts for Knowledgebase Society. Development within education”

Multilateral Investment & International Development Policies For African Education

Session Chair – Dr Amine Bensaid, President Mundiapolis – Morocco
H.E. Dr Jean Pierre Ezin – Commissioner for Human Resources, Science & Technology – African Union – “Does Africa really desire its human resource development?”
Mr Boukary Savadogo – Manager, Education Division – African Development Bank – “African Development Bank Investment Approaches in Science & Technology for Job Creation”
Mr Mourad Ezzine – Education Sector Manager, Middle East & North Africa – World Bank – “Learning for All: Investing in People’s Knowledge & Skills to Promote Development”
Mr Ahlin Byll-Cataria – Executive Secretary, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) – “ADEA’s Achievements on Strengthening Investment for Quality Education in Africa”
Mr Eihiko Obata
– Chief Representative, JICA – Morocco – “JICA’s Cooperation towards the Development of Education in Africa”

Day 2 – 13th July 2011


Ministerial Session Day Two – Hosted by McKinsey & CompanyKnowledge Partner - McKinsey&Company

Session Chair – Mr Chinezi Chijioke – Head of Africa Education Practice – McKinsey & Company
H.E. Dr Ahmed Gamal El Din
– Minister of Education, Egypt
Mr Moses Kewagamang
– Coordinator, Botswana Education Hub – Ministry of Education, Botswana
Hon. Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize
– Deputy Minister of Higher Education, South Africa
Hon. El Hadji Ndiaye
– Chef du Bureau du Suivi, Cabinet du Ministre de l’Education, Senegal

The Moroccan Experience: Education Improvement & Human Development

Session Chair - Mr Martin Rose – Country Director, British Council, Morocco
Mr Abdelhafid Debbarh
– Secretary General, Department of Higher Education, Government of Morocco
Mr Jeffrey Waite – Human Development Coordinator (Maghreb) World Bank – “And then there were 6 (or 7): Multi-donor support for Morocco’s education reform agenda”
Dr Rachid Ben Mokhtar
– President, ONDH, Morocco – “Assessment of the government policies towards Human and Sustainable Development: the case of Knowledge and Education”
Mr Nawfal Fassi-Fihri
– Director General, Education for Employment Morocco – “An Education Connecting Youth to Employment Opportunities”
Ms Ilham Laaziz
– Genie Program Director School Education – Government of Morocco – “Integration of ITC in the Moroccan Education System”

Technologies for Improving the Quality of Learning

Prof. Mohammed Ben Ammar – Director International Relations – Université de Kairouan – “e-Learning: The new era of learning technology”
Mr Erik Gregory – Alliance Programs – Pearson Foundation – “Bridgeit: Using Mobile Devices to Bring Rich Media Content to Underserved Classrooms”
Mr Ian Maber
– International Educational Consultant – Polyvision - “Bringing the Eigg Education Experience to Africa”
Mohamed Ismail
– Senior Manager, Business Operations, North Africa – Qualcomm – “Enhancing Education with Mobile Broadband”
Mr Bidhan Sarkar
– Head of International Operations, Educational Initiatives – “Improving Student Learning Through Assessments”

University Connectivity, Collaboration & Preparing Talent for Growth

Dr Thami Ghorfi – President, ESCA – Ecole de Management – “Educating talents in Africa to support growth”
Dr Mark Peterson
– Senior Technical Advisor, Health and Education – USAID – “Strengthening Science & Technology Capacity through Africa’s Universities”
Dr Driss Ouaouicha
– President of Al Akhawayn University – “Private-Public Partnership and the future of Higher Education”
Dr Carolina Odman-Govender
– Director of Academic Development, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) – “The AIMS Next Einstein Initiative: Unlocking scientific talent across Africa”
Prof Is-haq Oloyede
– Vice Chancellor & Board Member, Association of African Universities – “AAU Efforts and Opportunities for University Connectivity in Africa”