The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in partnership with the office of the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will be jointly hosting 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 9 May, 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. CEO WISE Stavros Yiannouka said that 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.

The event will address topics such as quality education, ethical leadership, teacher training, teaching 21st century skills, funding, and partnership accountability. Regional collaboration will also tackle development challenges.

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 President Akufo-Addo highlighted education as a fundamental pillar to achieve prosperity. He said that countries that did well, even without natural resources, are the ones that invested in education.

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

For more information about the upcoming [email protected] Conference, visit the WISE website at wise-qatar.org.