WEBINAR: Delivering quality education in Africa - The New Trends, Patterns and Innovations in Education (Supply and Demand)

6 July 2020
2pm to 4pm WAT (GMT+01)

Ashoka Africa in partnership with The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Present: ''Delivering quality education in Africa, The new trends, patterns and innovations (supply and demand)''.

In this session we will be sharing models and solutions that have changed systems and also drive the conversation to shift collective focus from reactive problem solving to co-creating the future in the field of Education.

Ashoka is driving a new vision for the citizen sector — one based on innovators who inspire and lead everyone to be a 'changemaker', in small or big ways. Ashoka's core work is identifying and investing in leading social entrepreneurs with new ideas for social change as well as providing them with access to a global network of social entrepreneurs thereby creating an ever increasing synergy for local action and global change. After 35+ years, our community of Fellows is now 3,500 strong in over 90 countries across 5 continents.

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) is a forum for policy dialogue that acts as a catalyst for reforms and promising policies and practices through the pooling of ideas, experience, lessons learned and knowledge - have partnered up to build a community of practice on education in Africa.

About the Webinar

Date and time: 6th July 2020 - 2PM WAT (GMT+01)

Duration: 2 hours

Platform: Zoom - Click here to register !


  • ADEA and Education partners get a full picture of the potential of a fellow to create systemic change
  • Fellow and ADEA critical input from a relevant sector player on the idea for systemic change
  • Ashoka and ADEA create a joint Vision for Education in Africa

Topic: The New Trends, Patterns and Innovations in Education (Supply and Demand).


The speakers include education experts from ADEA and Ashoka Fellows who are leading social entrepreneurs that are changing the paradigm in the field of Education in Africa.

Mr Albert Nsengiyumva - Executive Secretary ADEA
Mr. Nsengiyumva is presently the Executive Secretary of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). A hands on result oriented leader, possess deep analytical skills and widely respected in education policy cycles in Africa. He brings more than 20 years of experience acquired in policy development in education, technical and vocational skills development (TVSD) as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Having been a Rwandan government minister for over 4 years, Mr. Nsengiyumva skills of understanding government functionalities, social capital and networks with the regional bodies like African Union, African Development Bank will be necessary in achieving the mandate of ADEA.

Shem Okore Bodo - Senior Programs Officer ADEA
Shem has over 15 years’ experience in policy development support, education sector analysis and capacity development of national Education Management Information Systems (EMIS). As Senior Programs Officer since joining the ADEA Secretariat in June 2015, he has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic leadership and management. He also coordinates ADEA’s Task Force and Inter-Country Quality Nodes (ICQNs) in program implementation. He continues to be the ADEA focal point to the African Union in the implementation of CESA 16-25.

Brenda Brewer Moore - Ashoka Fellow, Liberia
Brenda Moore is positioning Liberia to collectively invest in literacy by enabling communities to create school libraries and take responsibility for improving the learning outcomes of students.

Karima Grant - Ashoka Fellow, Senegal
Karima Grant is changing the educational system in Senegal by using an approach of creativity and self-reliance. She is popularizing the integration of knowledge, turning various subjects into games, especially with math. She makes learning more enjoyable by reinventing it through a sequence of games connected to the local context of the child. In turn, she makes education the personal development of children which empower them to reach their own visions and goals.

Mwalimu Musheshe - Ashoka Fellow, Uganda
By creating an alternative training approach that casts grassroots innovators rather than traditional academics in the role of teacher, Mwalimu Musheshe is changing what it means to be a social development professional.

Dorien Beurskens - Ashoka Fellow, Mozambique
Dorien Beurskens has developed an affordable way to provide vocational education and training to young people in Southern Africa. She has established training centres that are both learning spaces for students and business hubs for entrepreneurs in the community. Dorien has developed a creative model in which the centres’ spaces, equipment and the Young Africa brand are rented to local entrepreneurs who, in turn, train students in their respective fields.

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