Posted on April 07, 2018

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF), in partnership with the office of the president of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is to hold a conference for education stakeholders and change-makers in Africa to share the latest innovations in learning.

The [email protected] conference will take place in Ghana’s capital, Accra, on May 9, under the theme ‘Unlocking the World's Potential: Leading and Innovating for Quality Education in Africa’. The event will engage prominent leaders, policy-makers, and young people on working towards an improved and connected education system. “With almost half of the world’s youth living in Africa, the entire international community stands to benefit from empowering the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow,” said Mr. Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE.

The event will address topics such as quality education, ethical leadership, teacher training, teaching 21st century skills, funding, and partnership accountability. Regional collaboration to tackle development challenges will also be discussed. WISE hosted its biennial summit in Doha in November 2017, which brought together some of the brightest minds in education from all over the world. During his keynote address to the conference, Ghana’s president, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, highlighted education as a fundamental pillar to achieve prosperity: “The countries that have done well, even without natural resources, are the ones that have invested in education.”

The summit also awarded the winner of the sixth prestigious WISE Prize for Education to Dr. Patrick Awuah, Founder and President of Ashesi University College in Ghana. The university is empowering Ghanaian youth with entrepreneurship, ethics, and leadership skills to build the future of the region.

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