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From E-Learning to Educational Systems Transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the traditional brick-and-mortar model of education, driving African countries to respond in innovative ways. School closures sparked myriad high-tech and low-cost solutions for asynchronous or hybrid approaches that help ensure the safe continuity of learning. This era marks an opportunity to reimagine the future of education in Africa that are safer and healthier school environments, integrate digital technologies, and develop and support educators and administrators.

What technological innovations and initiatives are transforming educational opportunities in Africa? How do we align investment and innovative policies that improve learning outcomes? What lessons can we learn from models such as Ghana’s to overhaul school curriculum to be globally competitive? This session explores opportunities for educational systems transformation across the continent.


Liesl Riddle, Vice Dean for Strategy, George Washington University (Moderator)
Djiby Anne, Directeur, Relations Internationales et School of Languages chez Groupe Sup de Co Dakar
Angela Owusu-Ansah, Ph.D, Provost and Professor, Ashesi University
Christopher Hosken, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Startup School


February 23 at 11:00am EDT / 5:00pm CET