Join us and secure Africa's future through the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Education: Africa’s path to a sustainable future

Education: Africa’s path to a sustainable future. Understanding the relevance of the global goals in an African context

DAY 1: 12 July

10h25 – 11h15:

Keynote Panel Address

Education Revolution: Using education as a platform to create global citizens who have the necessary skills to promote economic growth and sustainability within Africa

Moderator: Claire Mawisa, Investigative Journalist, Carte Blanche

Brian Wafawarowa, Executive Director: Learning Services, Pearson

Dr Steven McKee, President & Founder,  Labtech International, Ltd

Mr Douglas Hoernle, Director, Karri School Payments

11h30 – 12h15:  

Building critical infrastructure to support sustainable energy, water and waste management: Where education and innovation meet to support environmental management

Speakers: Carleen King, President/ Founder, Global Kiss Inc.

Clement Awanfe Ngueto,

Founder-President, Global Compassion (Cameroon)

Kamo Mokhesi, Director, UCEF

Dr Nomsa Dlamini, CEO, Sahkiwo Health and Infrastructure Solutions

Louise van Loggerenberg, Owner, Ambit Solutions

12h45 – 13h30:  

Innovation Practical: Using connected learning strategies and leveraging rural resources to improve maths results


Bongani Mabaso, Inclusive Innovator, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

14h00 – 14h45:  

Expert Insights: Africa is ripe for disruption.

Exploring the opportunities for entrepreneurs within the education space.

Speaker: Douglas Hoernle, Director, Karri School Payments

15h15 – 16h00:

Discussion: Exploring how public / private partnerships can boost strategy roll out within the education sector

Speakers: Brian Wafawarowa, Executive Director: Learning Services, Pearson

16h15 – 17h00:

Learning sessions from Kenya: Adapting to learners ability, style and pace of learning.

Including perspectives on:

  • Group Learning: traditional classroom set-up with an empowered teacher
  • Peer-Learning: Teacher organising learners in small groups
  • Parents/community involvement projects and homework to be done with parents and/or the wider community.


Catherine Wangeci Thuo, Country Head, Whizz Education, Kenya


NETWORKING COCKTAIL EVENING: Visitor Lunch Area, EduWeek Exhibition

Guest Speaker: Rusty Labuschagne (Successful businessman, ranger and former test-rugby player in Zimbabwe)


DAY 2: 13 July

10h00 – 10h45:

Keynote Address

Adaptive learning: Using data to inform learning and encourage educational democracy and formative assessment methods

Jaye Richards-Hill, Business Development Manager – Microsoft World-Wide Education Team, Microsoft Corporation


11h00 – 11h45:

Exploring accessibility and Special Needs Learners: A Microsoft case in point


Dr Roger Layton,  CEO, Roger Layton Associates


12h05 – 12h45: 

Equipping leaders within education institutions to managing change, embrace disruption and thrive in turbulent times. 

Speaker: Akiva Beebe, Regional Director, Centre for Creative Leadership


13h10 – 13h50:

Specialist address and International insights on sustainable infrastructure development within emerging markets.


Danny Gauch, Director General, Worlddidac Association

Dr Steven McKee, President & Founder,  Labtech International, Ltd

14h15 – 14h55:

System-wide collaboration across the education sector in South Africa: a proposal

Speaker: Louise van Rhyn, CEO,

Partners for Possibility Programme


15h10 – 15h45: 

Closing Keynote & Final Remarks

Siphesihle Bukhosini, CEO & Co-Founder, Isibusiso Esihle Science Discovery Centre

Exposing youth to possibilities beyond their day-to-day lives