Hosted by the Africa-America Institute (AAI), the State of Education in Africa Conference (SOE) is an annual event that brings together educators and innovators from Africa and the U.S. to discuss bold approaches to improving the quality of education at all levels and to bolstering Africa global competitiveness and economic growth. Presenters share their bold visions and transformative ideas for handling the challenges presented by the rapidly changing political, cultural and educational landscape on the continent, to promote input and open discussion and recommendations to build globally-competitive higher education systems for Africa.
- To promote innovation and solution-driven conversation to build a globally-competitive Higher Education and workforce for Africa.
- To challenge education leaders and stakeholders, policy makers, and industry to present thought-leadership on the new African education landscape.
- To serve as a catalyst in new partnerships & program innovations that increase accessibility and relevancy and improve the impact of Africa Higher Education
- To create a platform where presenters will share their bold visions and transformative ideas for handling the challenges presented by the rapidly changing political, cultural and educational landscape on the continent.
- To examine the role, identity, history and representation of Africa through dialogue, education, research and innovations.
We measure the success of the SOE and differentiate it from other conferences through our ability to promote solution-driven conversation, catalyze new partnerships and program innovations, and serve as a platform and conduit for bold visions. This, along with AAI’s key strategic pillars, offers a unique conference experience.
The Africa-America Institute
Founded in 1953, the Africa-America Institute’s (AAI) mission is to promote enlightened engagement between Africa and America through education, training and dialogue. AAI is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, non-profit organization with its headquarters in New York City and a representative office in Washington, D.C.. The beneficiaries of our programs are present in every African country and America. We identify capacity-building projects and coordinate the programmatic, financial administration and evaluation necessary to deliver high-impact results.
AAI, in collaboration with partners, raises funds to provide scholarships to smart and under-resourced students to attend top-performing African universities and develops programs that focus on increasing the skills of the next generation of African youth so that they become globally competitive. AAI alumni are at the forefront of Africa’s public, non-profit, and private sectors.
For more information, please visit www.aaionline.org.