Injini, a Cape Town-based ed-tech non-profit, is launching a think tank to provide market research and advocate for educational reform to entrepreneurs in the space.
The Injini Think Tank (ITT) is the organization’s research, advisory, and advocacy division, according to Injini, which was co-founded by the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi) and has sponsored a number of accelerator programs for ed-tech firms in Africa.
The ITT’s aim is to provide relevant market research to ed-tech entrepreneurs, to assist corporate efforts in meeting their commitments to educational outcomes, and to advocate for educational reform by providing and disseminating evidence-based research.
“We have always had the objective of improving educational outcomes on the continent with an approach that is centred around supporting ed-tech entrepreneurs from across Africa. Our new research offering has allowed us to expand our mandate to ensure that we are including all stakeholders in the education value chain, which we hope will drive the quality, accessibility and relevance of education in Africa in the right direction,” said Injini’s executive head Krista Davidson.
Injini chairperson and CiTi director Brendan Hughes said ed-tech startups across Africa are a tool for quality and accessible education.
“We need to support such initiatives as a collective to empower young Africans through quality education. The Injini Think Tank division is one of the solutions that we need to solve Africa’s education crisis,” he said.