Innovation Africa 2018

jp.ik meets with leaders of African countries in Africa’s Official Ministerial Summit

From November 28 until 30 Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, welcomed the 8thedition of Innovation Africa under the official patronage of the Government of Zimbabwe led by the Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education.

Innovation Africa 2018 is established as the continent’s number one high level ministerial forum where industry partners enjoy pre-scheduled meetings and committed engagement with ministers and senior government officials form over 40 countries from the African continent. Countries represented at this event include, for example, South Africa, Angola, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Mozambique, Kenya, Senegal and Zambia. This event is the “must go to” event to share experiences, debate and reflect on hot topics on education, innovation and ICT.

Innovation Africa is structured in a format of pre-scheduled meetings between industry and ministerial agents and senior government officials. The performance indicators and the questions that occur in the three sessions of the program cover important aspects of sustainable development goals, investment in ICT, the development of digital skills, vocational training and the advancement of innovation and research in the field of science.

On the first day, the African Leaders Day, Nick Broda shared some lessons learned in the implementation of large-scale technology- based projects in Africa. In this presentation, also participated the Deputy Minister of Education and Human

Considering impact on larger educational community, we propose to explore some measures of family engagement with schools and the synergies between those schools and community public and private sector institutions, in terms of opportunities reciprocally generated.

Development of Mozambique Armindo Ngunga who presented the educational project of his country to an audience of African leaders. On the last day of this event, André Pinto moderated the Q&A Panel “The binomial digital technology- digital literacy for African Students”. In this panel participated the Minister of Education of Cape Verde, Dr. Amadeu Cruz, the Minister of Education, Higher Education and Sport of Equatorial Guinea Jesus Engonga Ndong, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Malawi Bright Msaka, the Deputy Minister of Education and Human Development of Mozambique Dr. Armindo Ngunga and the Minister of Education of Swaziland Lady Howard Mabuza.

In sum, Innovation Africa is undoubtedly the event to be at, if the purpose is to talk about and reflect on global trends’ topics, such as investment in education and the development of e-skills.