Pioneering STEM in Africa | 3 - 4 Dec 2015 | London


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STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education

Konnect2Africa Ltd in partnership with Mums in Technology is proud to present its inaugural 'Pioneering STEM in Africa 2015 Summit'. This event aims to bring Africa to the forefront of the minds of investors when it comes to STEM. It will address key topics in advancing STEM and technical education in Africa through the collaboration of industry, educators and policy makers.

Key themes to be covered include the role of schools, colleges, and universities in developing STEM; careers and skills development; and international perspectives, research and initiatives.

This event runs over 2 days and provides a good platform for delegates to network, and have thought-provoking questions answered by a panel of key industry leaders in STEM.


 Who Should Attend:

  • Thought Leaders in STEM
  • Non-profit organisations in STEM
  • Representatives from Education Boards
  • Market Intelligence Company Executives
  • Private Equity Fund managers
  • Transaction Advisory Firms
  • Banks
  • Mobile Telecommunication Executives
  • African Regulators
  • African Ministers and Government Officials
  • Law Firms [African and international]
  • Local and International Media Companies
  • Venture Capital Funds
  • Coding Companies
  • Technology Editors
  • Recruiters

The Pioneering STEM in Africa summit will address the following key themes.


 Session 1 - Developing STEM in Africa

This session sets the scene for the reality of STEM in Africa, its challenges and barriers, and what is being done to address its growth.


Session 2 - Investing in STEM

This session delves into the various investment opportunities available for investors.


Session 3 - Collaboration in STEM

This session will explore the opportunity to further mobilize initiatives and resources to strengthen STEM development in Africa


Session 4 - Addressing STEM in Africa through Education

This session is aimed at challenging policy makers, and education providers to promote STEM by reworking education delivery at all levels.


 

For the Preliminary Agenda/Brochure please contact Akinotan Akintoye at Akinotan.Akintoye@K2Africa.com 

 


Dr. Sheriff Alabi

Consultant

African Development Bank and Chairman of TAG 


 

 




Ms. Emeline Brylinski 

Associate Project Officer

UNESCO-IBE

 







Mr. Donald G. James 

Associate Administrator for Education

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 

 








 

Dr. Tim Slingsby 

Science Advisor, Public Engagement & STEM Education

British Council 

 

 

 




Ms. Irene Tamajong

Director

AIMS NEI UK







 

 

Dr. Sue Black

Tech Evangelist + Social Entrepreneur + Thought Leader





 


  


Mr. Sam Stier

Director

The Center for Learning with Nature

 


 


 

 

Ms. Bindi Karia

Startup expert, Connector and Advisor 


 

 

 


 

 

Miss Anne-Marie Imafidon 

Founder, Chair and Head Stemette

STEMettes

 

 


 

 

Mrs. Audrey Dralega 

Education Consultant

People & Potential Education Consultancy

 




 

 

Dr. Oludolapo Ogunbawo

Education Consultant


 

 



 

 

Mr. Marc N. Chahin 

Executive Publisher

ELSEVIER

 

 

 


 

 

Dr. Yinka Akindayomi  

Specialist in Community Paediatrics 

Children's Developmental Centre

 

 

 


 

 

Mr. John Sole 

CEO

Guerilla Educators

 




 

 

Dr. David Morrison-Love 

Lecturer (Technology Education & Employability)

The University of Glasgow

 

 

 


 

 

Ms. Arezoo Miot 

Program Director, TechWomen

Institute of International Education (IIE)




 


 

 

Dr. Salim Belouettar 

Research Group Leader 

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology 

 

 

 


 

 

Dr. Bernie Jones 

Media Programme Director  

Biosciences for Farming in Africa (B4FA)

 

 

 


 

 

Prof. Robinson Mdegela 

Head  - The Sokoine node RISE-AFNNET 

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Sokoine University 

 

 

 


 

Dr. Renee Hlozek 

Cosmologist

TED Fellow 

 

 

 


 

 

Dr. Faith Mabiki

PhD in Natural Products Chemistry

RISE African Natural Products Network (RISE-AFNET)

 

 

 


 

 

Ms. Viola Llewellyn

Global Chief COO (Cameroon General Manager)

Ovamba Solutions, Inc.






 

 

Mr. Rick Hall

Lead Director - Lab_13 Ghana

Ignite Futures Ltd. 

 

 

 


 

 

Ms. Cathy Bereznicki

Chair

Ignite Futures Ltd. 

 




 

 

Ms. Anisha Tailor

Scientist in Residence

Lab_ 13 Ghana 

 





For Speaking opportunities (panel, case study or presentation) please submit your proposals to June Angelides: june.angelides@mumsintechnology.co.uk 

K2A and Mums In Technology are proud to be hosting this year's Pioneering STEM in Africa Summit at The Royal Society in London. The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.

Based in the heart of London, The Royal Society is within walking distance of Piccadilly Circus, Green Park and Charing Cross railway station. This historic venue has hosted and organised some of the most important events in the scientific world.

                           Address: 6-9 Carlton House Terrace,

                                           London. SW1Y 5AG

 


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