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Friday, March 8 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teaching Cheetahs: Disruptive Education in Africa

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The discussion will focus on bringing to light some of the innovative ideas being put into practice on the African continent to build leadership and management capacity thus enabling African to fully take advantage of its accelerating growth trajectory.
Creating and expanding opportunities for youth engagement, education and empowerment is especially important in Africa since it is the youngest continent on the planet, with over 70% of its population under 30.
The panel will use examples of institutions and initiatives with unique and innovative approaches to closing Africa's education gap. Leveraging tools that range from text message based test prep to 'pay-it-forward' funding for higher education, these organizations will provide the audience with a glimpse into the rapidly evolving landscape of African education and how it will affect the continents leadership going forward.
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Speakers
avatar for John Kidenda

John Kidenda

Board Member | The African Leadership Bridge | John Kidenda was born and raised in Kenya. He has a deep passion for the African continent and is on the Board of The African Leadership Bridge, an Austin based non-profit that provides innovative scholarships to help talented African students and study in the US and thereafter become change leaders within their home communities. He was previously an associate director at The Advisory Board Company... Read More →
avatar for Nivi Mukherjee

Nivi Mukherjee

CEO & Founder | eLimu | Nivi Mukherjee is the founder and CEO of eLimu , an award-winning EdTech startup in Nairobi Kenya that delivers an affordable yet engaging and interactive educational app on tablets to Primary School students in Kenya. eLimu incorporates animations, videos, songs, music, games and quizzes to make the learning process fun. In addition to the national curriculum content, eLimu encourages responsible citizenship and... Read More →
avatar for Christy Pipkin

Christy Pipkin

Exec Dir | The Nobelity Project | As the Executive Director, Christy Pipkin works to bring the non-profit’s initiatives to fruition — creating motivating documentaries and short films, helming educational outreach in the US and abroad, and maintaining oversight on development projects around the world.


Friday March 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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