Hosted By: Asante Africa Foundation – Kenya | Tanzania | Uganda | USA

Join us for a free dynamic virtual dialogue to discuss the reimagining of education in face of the current crisis and how we can foster entrepreneurial skills in east Africa’s youth. In response to the challenges faced by the education sector, with reduced educational access to many and the digital divide that keeps the most vulnerable youth in continued poverty and unemployment, teachers and leaders are struggling to meet the needs of the vulnerable communities.

Our panelists, leaders who work with youth in East Africa and around the world, will share their perspective and discuss ways to adapt and ensure flexibility in education during the crisis and beyond. 

Hosted by: Asante Africa Foundation
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, USA

Moderated by: TBD


Please tune in via Facebook @AsanteAfrica, we will be going live and you may submit questions in the comment section. We will do our best to answer them live, or in a follow up blog. 

Thank you for your interest!  


Wednesday, September 9 2020

8:30-10:00AM PDT  | 11:30-1:00PM EDT  |
6:30-8:00PM East Africa Time

PLEASE Log on 15 Minutes EARLY.


10 Minutes – Introductions

60 Minutes – Fostering Entrepreneurial Skills in East Africa’s Youth – 8:30AM PDT (6:30PM EAT)

20 Minutes – Live Q&A – 9:30AM PDT (7:30PM EAT)


ONLINE! Digital Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 1 week before the event.



Tanzanian global expert for Gender Equity and Eliminating Violence for children and women

Rita has over 15 years management experience in the field of project management, and gender and advocacy. She has also held senior leadership positions such as the National Director of SOS Children’s Villages, for which she was awarded the prestigious ‘Public-Service-Partner-of-the-year’ award, presented to her by the Chief Executive Officers Roundtable (CEOrt) members.


Globally recognized teacher and a leading educator in Kenya

Abdi is a High School Principal in rural Kenya with over 20 years of experience. He was acknowledged as the Anti-FGM teacher in 2018 and was honored as the 2020 Global Learning Ambassador by World Bank. He has also been a finalist for awards such as the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize,  the 2019 BETT MEA, and the Game Changer Award.


Globally recognized expert of rural development for education, health, and vulnerable communities

Lucy is a Kenya based education consultant and a trained teacher with over 20 years of experience in the education sector. She was the regional director of an educational NGO and has experience in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating international education programs. Her experience is diverse and ranges from conducting research on language in education issues in government schools and among refugees, and working directly with youth to support implementation, policy, and advocacy for TVET.


Ugandan youth go-getter improving his community during COVID-19

Dennis is a 23 year old student from Makerere University Business School pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He gained essential finance and auditing experience from his internship at Raising Gabdho Foundation and PKF Uganda and has won the Jijali entrepreneurship online course award. He is a member of the Makerere University Business School Rotaract club advocating for community service, leadership, and networking. As a 2018 alumni of Asante Africa Foundation’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator summit, he encourages his fellow youth to be fearless and implement their business ideas.