7 June 2016


Arrival of participants


Meeting of the rapporteurs team


Meeting of the moderators


Start of registration

17:00 - 18:45

GESCI’s Partners Meeting (parallel event – by invitation only)

Day 1 - 8 June 2016

08:45 - 09:00

Opening remarks

09:00 - 10:30

Session 1 - Panel of experts: ICT in national education and training policies and strategies - lessons learned

Moderator: Dr. Mpine Makoe, Head of Institute for Open and Distance Learning, University of South Africa

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 2 - Panel of experts: Empowering marginalized populations through ICT - driven education initiatives

Moderator: Dr. Hamadou Saliah-Hassane, Professor, TELUQ

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch break

14:00 - 14:05

Welcoming Remarks

14:05 - 14:30

Official opening of the forum by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire

14:30 - 14:35

Signature of MoU between the Ministry of National Education of Côte d’Ivoire and GESCI

14:35 - 15:05

Keynote speech

15:05 - 15:20

PDF icon The power of ICT to transform education in Africa and achieve the SDGs – Mr Thierry N’Doufou, CEO Qelasy

15:20 - 15:35

Transforming Today to Achieve More Tomorrow – Mr. Warren La Fleur, Education Lead for West, East & Central Africa, Microsoft

15:35 - 16:00

Coffee break and Visit of the Innovation and Partnership Fair​

16:00 - 16:30

Co-organizers’ opening panel: ICT in education and training – key emerging issues

Moderator: Ms. Oley Dibba-Wadda - Executive Secretary, ADEA

  • Mr. Jerome Morrissey - CEO, GESCI
  • Mr. John Galvin - Vice President of the Sales & Marketing Group and General Manager of Intel Education, Intel
  • Dr. David Atchoarena - Director of Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO
  • Dr. Sunita Pitamber - Director OSHD, African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
  • Mr. Simon Ouattara - General Manager, Microsoft West and Central Africa

16:30 - 18:00

Session 3 - Ministerial round table: ICT and Technical and Vocational Skills Development (TVSD) for youth employment and entrepreneurship: Promising models

Moderator: Ms. Satu JÄRVINEN - Director of Education, KOULU

  • Hon. Prof. Daouada Mamadou Marthe, Minister of Primary Education, Literacy, Promotion of National Languages and Civic Education, Niger
  • Hon. Prof. Mary Teuw Niane, Minister of Higher Education and Research - Senegal
  • Hon. Prof. Abdoulaye Yero Baldé, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research - Guinea
  • Hon. Prof. Narciso Damásio dos Santos Benedito, Secretary of State for Education, Angola
  • Jerome Morrissey - CEO, GESCI
  • Mr. David Maccaron - EMEA Education Director, Intel


Dinner offered by the Hon. Minister of National Education of Côte d’Ivoire in honour of forum participants

Day 2 - 9 June 2016

09:00 - 10:30

Session 4 - Panel of experts: ICT applications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching/learning

Moderator: Dr. Alexa Joyce – World Wide Public Sector-Education Business Development Director, Microsoft

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 5 - Ministerial round table: ICT integration in education, distributed leadership and policy coherence

Moderator: Dr. Patti Swarts, Director of Programmes, GESCI

  • Hon. Mr. Bruno Nabagné Koné, Minister of Digital Economy and the Post, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Hon. Mr Paul Koffi Koffi, Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Hon. Mr. Jean Martin Coulibaly, Minister of National Education and Literacy, Burkina Faso
  • PDF icon ICT Integration in Education, distributed leadership and Policy Coherence; A Case of Zambia – Dr. Michael Chilala, CEO, Examinations Council of Zambia
  • PDF icon UNESCO’s Work in ICT in Education Policy – Dr. Fengchun Miao, Head of ICT in Education, UNESCO
  • Dr. Alexa Joyce, World Wide Public Sector-Education Business Development Director, Microsoft
  • Mr. Thierry N’Doufou, CEO of Qelasy

12:30 - 12:35

PDF icon Launch of the African Leadership Network for Sustainable Development

12:35 - 14:00

Lunch break and ADEA’s Triennale 2017 partners meeting (parallel event - by invitation only)

14:00 - 15:30

Session 6 - Ministerial round table: ICT and education in crisis and conflict zones and regions

Moderator: Mr. Mohamed Touré, Resident Representative, UNHCR Abidjan

  • Hon. Ms. Nialé KABA, Minister of Planning and Development, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Hon. Prof. Ramata Ly-Bakayoko, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Côte d’Ivoire
  • H.E.Mr. Mallam Adamu ADAMU, Minister of Education, Nigeria
  • Hon. Dr. Saku Dukuly, Assistant Minister for Science, Technology, Vocational and Special Education, Liberia
  • Hon. Ms. Ester Anna-Liisa Shiwoomwenyo Nghipondoka, Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Namibia
  • PDF icon Le numérique éducatif dans les pays en situation de « crises » – Dr. Mona Laroussi - Executive Director, IFIC-AUF

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Session 7 - Ministerial round table: Inclusive knowledge societies and the role of Education and ICT

Moderator: Dr. Sajitha Bashir, Education Sector Manager for Eastern and Southern Africa region, World Bank Group

  • Hon. Ms. Kandia Kamissoko Camara, Minister of National Education, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Hon. Mr Sidi Tiémoko Touré, Minister of Youth Promotion, Youth Employment and Civic Service, Côte d’Ivoire
  • PDF icon Sociétés du savoir inclusives et rôle de l’éducation et des TIC L’Université virtuelle du Sénégal – Hon. Prof. Mary Teuw Niane, Minister of Higher Education and Research, Senegal
  • Mr. Lacina Koné, Advisor in Charge of ICT to the President of the Republic
  • Ms. Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, Director of Regional Office for Education in Africa, UNESCO
  • Mr. Warren La Fleur, Regional Manager Education Industry Sub Saharan Africa, Microsoft
  • Mr. Mamadou Ndoye, former Minister of Education of Senegal and Triennale General Coordinator
  • PDF icon 4E's of [email protected] – Dr. Mario Franco, Chairperson - [email protected] Foundation

17:30 - 17:45

General rapporteurs brief


Signature of MoU between FAWE and GESCI


Official closing speech


Press conference


Sponsor platine