Welcoming remarks by Kofi Appenteng, President of AAI at the SOE
Mr. Kofi Appenteng, President of the Africa America Institute welcome remarks at the State Of Education in Africa Conference (SOE) held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, October 9-10 2018
SOE Opening Remarks by H.E. Alassane Ouattara
H.E. ALASSANE OUATTARA, President of Republic of Côte d'Ivoire opened the Conference on the State Of Education in Africa held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, October 9-10 2018.
COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES ON HIGHER EDUCATION: MALI
Dr. Amadou Ouane, Technical Advisor, Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Republic of Mali discusses reforms and innovations in Higher Education in Mali
SOE Welcome Address by Hon. Dr. Abdallah Mabri Toikeusse
The Minister of Higher Education and Scientist Research Hon. Dr. Abdallah Mabri Toikeusse gave welcoming remarks to the State Of Education in Africa Conference "Shifting paradigms: building futures capacities and new narratives through african education"
AFRICA AMPLIFIED: ARTS & CULTURE IN GLOBAL DIALOGUES
Some of the most impactful methods of education and information transfer occurs through Arts and Culture. This panel of progressive and prolific artists explores the world in which arts and culture are upheld as language for representation and in knowledge production. ------------------------------------- MODERATOR: Dr. Ousseina Alidou, Professor of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University Franck Abd-Bakar Fanny, Artist, Photographer, Technologist Professor Soro N'Golo Aboudou, Secretary-General of the National Commission of Côte d'Ivoire – UNESCO Sarah Diouf, Founder and Creative Director, Tongoro Studio Karine Jones, Fashion Stylist and Founder, Aesthetic Candy Abiola Oke, CEO, OkayAfrica
COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES ON HIGHER EDUCATION: BURKINA FASO
Prof Alkassoum Maiga, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation of the Republic of Burkina Faso discusses reforms and innovations in Higher Education in Burkina Faso
COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES ON HIGHER EDUCATION: SENEGAL
Prof Amadou Abdoul Sow, Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Senegal discusses reforms and innovations in Higher Education in Senegal
COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES ON HIGHER EDUCATION: COTE D'IVOIRE
Dr. Albert Toikeusse Mabri, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire discusses reforms and innovations in Higher Education in Cote d’Ivoire.
TRANSFORMING EDUCATION IN CACAO COMMUNITIES (TRECC)
AAI Conference Partner, TRECC (Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities) presents their national education & training project. ----------------------------------- Sabina Vigani, Country Director, TRECC Lise Birikundavyi, Investment Manager & Deputy Country Director, TRECC Sosthene Guei, Researcher, TRECC
THE MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION (MCC)
AAI Conference Partner offers presentation on special project. ------------------------------------ Laura Rudert, Deputy Resident Country Director for Côte d'Ivoire
CONVERSATION WITH THE FORD FOUNDATION
MODERATOR: Mr. Brian McGinley, Vice President, The Africa-America Institute Mr. Dabesaki Mac-Ikemenjima, Program Officer for Youth Opportunity & Learning, The Ford Foundation
COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES ON HIGHER EDUCATION: GHANA
Prof Yankah Kwesi, Minister of State in charge of tertiary education of the Republic of Ghana discusses reforms and innovations in Higher Education in Ghana.
Global Connections: Media & Narratives
The representation of Africa in the media continues to be based on narratives of generalizations of either a “Dark continent” or an “Africa rising”. The potential impact of those stories has been widely observed in the ways that Africa and its people relate to each other and the policies formulated towards Africa. How can individuals and organizations challenge the narratives on Africa and address the tensions between the global and local perspectives? ------------------------------------ Moderator: Amini Kajunju, Executive Director, IUGB Foundation Sidick Bakayoko, CEO and Founder, Paradise Game Lawalley Cole, Executive Director, Coalition on Media and Education for Develoment Africa Forum (CAFOR) Erana Stennet, Director of Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, Bloomberg Bob Wekesa, Advisor, The Africa-China Reporting Project, University of the Witwatersrand Kouame Amoin Elisabeth, Masters student at INP-HB
Digital Diaspora: Africa Intelligence in Data and Digital Spaces
Strategists often analyse the impact of what technology can do for Africa. The expectation is that tech in Africa leads to transformation, new opportunities for youth employment, and trends towards a “new future for Africa”. While these stories of tech investment dominate the headlines, not enough attention is given to the ways in which Africa in Tech is defining the future. Across the continent, Africans are designing scalable, technological advancements to transform their communities and in Influence the world. However, many tech spaces around the world are built on implicit biases that undermine global application and create discriminant power structures. Biases may also exist in data itself and its ability to authenticate the knowledge it represents. What is Africa’s responsibility in ensuring advanced technologies and the production of data is unbiased and representative? How can investment in tech developers across the diaspora counterbalance inequities that have become the foundation of traditional tech spaces and lead to future economic development? What is the role that ethics plays in data and tech spaces? This panel explores how Africa can rebuild global power structures through investing in developments that contest how technological innovation is defined. It will also examine ways to foster leadership practices committed to equitable knowledge production, use and distribution. ---------------------------------------- Moderator: Melissa Howell, Senior Director of Global Programmes, The Africa-America Institute Ketevi Assamagan, African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) Dr. Koutou N'Guessan Claude, Professor at University of Félix Houphouët Boigny-Abidjan Wanjira Kamwere, Business Development Manager, Microsoft4Afrika Dr. Codou Diaw, Senior Manager for Higher Education, Mastercard Foundation Amadou Ouane, Technical expert, Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Mali Dabone Yacouba, Masters student at INP-HB - Data Science and Data
African Epistemologies: Histories and Futures through African Agency
Global and national identities are experiencing rapid evolution through increased travel physically and as a result of the current digital revolution. This panel will examine African epistemologies and AAI’s spotlight of African agency that challenges global perspectives and redefines identities by centering Africa and its people throughout History and into the Future. -------------------------------------- Moderator: Felicia Appenteng, Chair, IE Africa Center Y. Obenewa Amponsah, Executive Director, Harvard University-Africa Dr. Ousseina Alidou, Professor of Africa, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University Dr. Chinwe Effiong, Assistant Dean of Global Youth Advancement, Michigan State University Honorable Minister Professor Kwesi Yankah Koné Katienawa Yasmine, Master’s student at INP-HB