Set to hold on September 20-22, the Innovation Africa Forum will be hosting 43 ICT & Education ministries from Across Africa to advance south-south cooperation and develop cross-border African relations in education, innovation and ICT.
Now in its 6th year, the forum organised by AfricanBrains, is dedicated to attracting investment into education and technology in Africa through building public-private partnerships. Previous editions have taken place in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Rwanda and last year in Uganda.
The forum is a special meetings-based forum that promises to be a hive of activity as over 250 government officials comprising ministers, secretaries of state, deputy ministers, permanent secretaries and director generals are joined by captains of industry from the world’s leading education and technology companies along with local Kenyan innovators.
The forum is themed “Designed and Made for Africa, By Africa” and aims to push investments in digital learning, building advanced ICT infrastructure and developing skills.
The Forum comes at a time Kenya is progressing well in its commitment to deliver digital learning in all its schools and digital infrastructure across the public sector. The country has made the promise not just to equip all schoolchildren with laptops and tablets but also to invest in infrastructure, develop a new curriculum appropriate to the needs of its economy and society and advance professional development for all its teachers.