ASBF Webinar Series: Edtech Opportunities in Africa

Tue, 27 Oct, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (GMT+8)
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ABOUT

With the edtech market in Africa expected to reach US$1.8 billion (~S$2.5 billion) by 2024, technologies that help to enhance education service delivery are in huge demand on the continent.

From online learning tools and interactive content for educational institutions to immersive training experiences for corporates, Africa presents numerous opportunities for Singapore edtech companies. This is especially so in the COVID-19 era, where there is an increased demand for solutions in distance and online learning.

Join us to hear from experts as they share trends, challenges and opportunities in Africa’s edtech sector. Learn how you can better prepare your market entry strategies to ride the growth of edtech in the continent.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Gain insights into Africa’s edtech landscape and how Singapore companies can address the gaps in the market
  • Learn about the immediate needs that COVID-19 has presented to the schools, universities, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions and corporates
  • Pick up tips from Africa-based edtech company owners and practitioners as they share how they navigate the local market and overcome challenges
  • Understand the technology adaption required and local business models that work in an African context

Supporting Partner:
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PROGRAMME

Time (SGT)

Item

4:00 PM -
4:05 PM

Welcome Address by Enterprise Singapore

4:05 PM -
5:05 PM

Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Singapore Companies in Education Technology (Edtech) in Africa

Moderator: 
Ms Krista Davidson, Head of Programmes & Operations, Injini
Injini is Africa's first Edtech-focused incubation and seed investment programme


Panelists: 
Mr Jay Paul, Business Manager, Curro
Curro is the largest independent school network in South Africa that offers a range of options for parents looking for independent schooling

Mr Dylan Green, CEO, Mindset Network
Mindset Network is a non-profit organization creating and delivering high quality, free educational content to students in South Africa through broadcast television and mobile applications.

Ms Wambura Kimunyu, Group CEO, Eneza Education
Eneza Education offers learning materials via basic feature phones, providing revision materials to learners in Africa, especially those from underserved and economically disadvantaged backgrounds

Mr Melvyn Lubega, Co-Founder & Director, Go1
Go1.com is an online learning platform focused specifically on professional training courses, both to enhance workers' skills and those needed for company compliance training

5:05PM -
5:15 PM

Panel Q&A

5:15 PM

Webinar Ends


*Programme is correct at time of print but is subject to changes 

SPEAKERS
 
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Ms Krista Davidson
Head of Programmes & Operations, Injini

Krista Davidson is the Head of Programmes & Operations at Injini - Africa’s only EdTech-specialised startup support organisation. Among other responsibilities, Krista designs and facilitates all support offerings extended to Injini’s 29 alumni companies and regularly engages with the EdTech ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of stimulating the community of innovators to improve educational outcomes in the region.

Krista has spent her career working in social impact and has a particular passion for tech startups using their innovations to create positive change for the accessibility and quality of education, healthcare and financial services for vulnerable and under-resourced communities. She believes the ingenuity of African entrepreneurs addressing African challenges will propel the continent forward.

Krista earned her B.A. at Wake Forest University in the US and has lived and worked in Cape Town, South Africa since 2016.

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Ms Wambura Kimunyu
Group CEO, Eneza Education

Eneza’s CEO Wambura Kimunyu is a veteran of the emerging tech space in Africa. She worked with Cellulant, one of Africa’s most successful FinTech companies during its initial growth phase as Chief Consumer Officer and GM of the Kenya business. She worked with Ringier One Africa Media, a leading online marketplaces business in Africa,  as the Africa Group Head of the Cars businesses.  Wambura’s leadership skills and experience were instrumental in guiding these influential technology driven businesses through critical growth and monetisation phases. Wambura who holds a B.Ed degree and an MBA from Strathmore Business School is passionate about the possibilities that lie at the intersection of Africa’s most pressing challenges and technology. She is currently pursuing an Ed.M at Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

She is also Chair of the Board at AkiraChix, a not for profit which provides technology education to young women in order to empower them to change their communities for the better. 

 
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Mr Jay Paul
Business Manager, Curro Holdings Limited

Mr Jay Paul is the Business manager for Curro Holdings Limited. Curro is engaged in the provision of independent schools and education services. The Company develops, acquires and manages independent schools throughout South Africa. The Company’s segments include Curro and Meridian. The Curro segment offers independent education and ancillary services. The Curro segment also includes Select Schools, Curro Academy Schools, Curro Castles and Teacher Training College. The Meridian segment offers independent education and ancillary services. Curro schools consist of Durbanville, Langebaan, Hazeldean, Helderwyk, Hermanus, Serengeti, Nelspruit, Heuwelkruin, Hermanus etc. Its ancillary services included boarding facilities aftercare centers, cafeterias, school transport and activity centers. The Company provides education services to approximately 42,000 learners in over 110 schools across South Africa and Namibia.

 
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Mr Dylan Green
CEO, Mindset Network

Dylan Green is the CEO of Mindset Network; a non-profit organization creating and delivering high quality, free educational content to students in South Africa through broadcast television and mobile applications. 

Since May 2020, Mindset Network has partnered with Intelsat to offer a free, unencrypted channel that allows governments, departments of education, broadcasters and non-governmental organisations across SSA within Intelsat’s satellite coverage area to download and redistribute Mindset’s Learn channel. 

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Mr Melvyn Lubega
Co-founder & Director, Go1

Melvyn Lubega is an experienced technology entrepreneur and executive. He is also a referenced thought leader and invited speaker on digital transformation, disruptive innovation, the future of the workforce as well as business strategy. An actuary by training, he holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town and postgraduate degrees from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford, Melvyn completed a double masters (MPP and MSc), receiving a distinction for his research on the role of emerging technologies in organisational transformation and human capital development. 

Melvyn is a builder of disruptive technologies that create impact by solving significant business and social challenges. He co-founded Go1 (Go1.com), a world leader in online corporate training solutions and world’s largest marketplace of training. It has been recognised on both the Deloitte Fast500 list of the world’s fastest growing companies, as well as the Disrupt100 list of the world’s most disruptive companies. Backed by the University of Oxford, Microsoft, and Y Combinator (the world’s most prestigious technology accelerator of companies such as AirBnB, Stripe and Dropbox).


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