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Wednesday, February 26 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
EDTECH AND THE FUTURE OF WORK: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE MODELS TO CLOSE THE AFRICAN SKILLS GAP

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The most valuable intelligence is not artificial - it is human. The question that should be top of the mind is - are we as Africans sufficiently investing in the future of our human capital on the continent?

Global research data shows that 60% of children under 12 today, will grow up to work in jobs that don’t exist yet - and it is no different on the continent. Africa currently has a huge youth unemployment rate and a growing youth population, we can either prepare our youth for the future or potentially face a major crisis. It is time to transform our educational systems across the continent in readiness for the jobs of the future, which will require digital and 21st-century skills.

Digital Literacy and Digital Skills are buzz words we hear everywhere across the continent, but as for the development, How are they being actioned? Who is in charge? What would be the most sustainable models to achieve accelerated skills development across the young growing African populations? 

This panel will focus on laying out a road-map to build sustainable models that will close the skills gap in Africa and ensure that the continent can fully participate in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Agunbiade

Joseph Agunbiade

Founder, Univelcity
Joseph is the Founder of Univelcity a tech school that teaches young people software development, Data Science, AI, and Product design then connect them to jobs. In September 2011 Joseph co-founded BudgIT. A civic organization that applies technology to intersect citizen engagement... Read More →
avatar for Ukinebo Dare

Ukinebo Dare

Managing Director, Edo State Skills Development Agency
Ukinebo oversees the Edojobs initiative and the Edo State Skills Development Agency. Coordinating efforts and implementing programs to fulfill the promise of His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Executive Governor of Edo State to create 200,000 jobs in 4 years. With her team, Uki implements... Read More →
avatar for Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.
A seasoned Information Technology professional with over 15 years of industry experience in Africa’s largest emerging economy with a deep purpose and focus on bridging the digital divide and transforming Africaby harnessing the benefits of digital.Currently CEO of Future Software... Read More →
avatar for Okechukwu Iroegbu

Okechukwu Iroegbu

Chief Information Officer, Stanbic IBTC
A technology enthusiast focused on leveraging technology to understand customer changing needs and behavior, and defining technology driven products that meet the customer needs........
avatar for Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Founder, Rise Networks
Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, named by Forbes as one of the 20 most Powerful Young Women in Africa is a Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Leader, Social Entrepreneur & Policy Advisor in EdTech & Human Capital Development. She is the Founder / CEO of RISE NETWORKS, Nigeria’s leading... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
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