2017 Speakers Dr. A. Atieno Adala Manager, Research & Development African Virtual University | Université Virtuelle AfricaineDr. Omotade (Tade) Akin Aina Executive Director Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)Dr. Ousseina Alidou Professor, African American & African Studies Rutgers UniversityKofi Appenteng President The Africa-America InstituteLydiah Kemunto Bosire 8BDr. Phillip Clay Former Chancellor Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)H.E. Ambassador Carlos Dos Santos Ambassador to the United States The Republic of MozambiqueLuís Jorge António Ferrão Vice Chancellor Pedagogical University of MozambiqueMatthew Mugo Fields Head, Education Consumer Group McGraw-Hill Education Founder Redbird Advanced LearningDr. Olaf Hahn Senior Vice President Robert Bosch StiftungMelissa Howell Director of Global Programs The Africa-America InstituteSantiago Iñiguez de Onzoño Executive President IE UniversityAnne Jason GE Executive Global Commodity Leader General Electric AfricaPatrick Karanja Program Associate The Rockefeller FoundationMaurice Makoloo Regional Director for Eastern Africa Ford FoundationJohn Matogo University Relations Leader for East Africa IBMDr. Fred Matiang’i Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education, KenyaIrene Mbari-Kirika Founder & Executive Director inAbleIvy Mwai Program Manager, Education & Learning The MasterCard FoundationSylvia Mwangi Generation Kenya Country Manager McKinsey Social InitiativeDr. Sidy Ndao Associate Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering University of NebraskaStephen Sikenyi Ndege Recent United States International University (USIU) GraduateDr. Amos Njuguna, DBA Associate Professor of Finance Associate Dean United States International University - AfricaRuth Nyakerario Nyabuto Student United States International University - AfricaDr. Fredrick Ogenga Founding Director, Center for Media, Democracy, Peace and Security Rongo UniversityNneka Okekearu Deputy Director Enterprise Development Centre Pan Atlantic UniversityLaban Cliff Onserio (Emcee) Business News Anchor & Reporter Nation Media GroupDr. Henrik Pedersen Associate Dean for Academic Programs School of Engineering RutgersHilary Pennington Vice President for Education, Creativity and Free Expression Ford FoundationSteven Pfeiffer Partner Norton Rose Fulbright Chairman of the Board of Directors The Africa-America InstituteClaude Ribbe Author, Historian, Director and ProducerCrystal Rugege Director of Business Strategy & Operations Carnegie Mellon University AfricaFemi Taiwo Programme Manager, YouthLEAP LEAP AfricaAngela Wachuka Executive Director Kwani TrustDr. Beth Wareru General Manager - Climate Change, Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations Equity Group FoundationVivienne Yeda Director General East African Development BankDr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza Vice Chancellor & Professor of the Humanities & Social Sciences United States International University-Africa (USIU) More Speakers to be added soon!