The Innovating Education in Africa Expo will bring together 40 of the best education innovations from Africa to exhibit their Innovations and MathsGee, an initiative started by Zimbabwean mathematician and author, Edzai Conilias Zvobwo has been recognised as one of the interventions that are geared to help the continent succeed in achieving sustainable development.
The event is being organised by the African Union Commission in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Botswana and Partners including Mastercard Foundation, GIZ, VMware, UNICEF, African Development Bank (AfDB), ONE Campaign, Ashoka, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI), Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), UNESCO Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (UNESCO-IICBA), Association of African Universities (AAU), AfriLabs, and Save the Children International.
The event will be held under the patronage of the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union Commission, the Minister of Basic Education of the Republic of Botswana, and 11 other Ministers from Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Participants will have unabridged opportunity to interact with the innovators and to learn about their journey and impact. The expo is truly a Pan African Conference on Education Innovations.
MathsGee (Now TEDSF Learn) is an online content creation and recycling platform. It serves as a bank for educational content in the form of courses and news insights. “Our vision is to become Africa’s biggest and best curated education-focused search engine and this can be achieved if we work with employers, content developers and governements in giving young Africans the work-readiness tools they need to thrive in the workplace”, said Zvobwo.
He believes that if organizations agree to open up their content and share publicly consumable knowledge with all the students (prospective employees) then:
- They will increase their talent pool.
- Reduce onboarding time.
There is a dire need to solve the unemployment problem in Africa and this project aims to significantly contribute to the bridging of the skills expectation mismatch between corporates and prospective employees.