About FEWA
Conference

According to the Africa Development Forum (a co-publication of the French Agency for Development and the World Bank), it is projected that by 2050, more than half of the world population growth will occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. This translates into Africa becoming a globally significant workforce contributor in the near future with an estimated working population of 600 million people by 2030 as per the World Economic Forum. With this in mind, it is worth noting that there is a pervasive shift in the world of employment as the Fourth Industrial revolution (4IR) unveils new dynamics and fast-paced emergent careers. Realities such as the Gig Economy prompt every country in the world to re-think the education equation in order to achieve alignment with the technology driven evolving work place. Creating Jobs of the Future for Africa will require a new approach to Education and Work.

Our Conference recognizes the African Union’s Agenda 2063, Goal no. 2 of having Well Educated citizens and Skills Revolution, underpinned by Science, Technology and Innovation(STI). Priority areas being Education and STI Skills- Driven Revolution.

Inspired by the African Union’s Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025) as well as various reports by the World Economic Forum, World Bank, IMF and private sector reports, FEWA is a unique Continental Conference with the inaugural theme: ‘Re-imagining The Future of Education And Work In Africa.’ The conference is convened by Effortless Insight Africa (EIA), an Education Innovation Company based in Nairobi.

Maria Cristina Russo, Director for global approach and International Partnerships in R&I at the European Commission at the FEWA Conference booth in CapeTown, South Africa.

Background

In 2019, Effortless Insight Africa in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) convened a pre-conference to engage the Private Sector, especially young founders and leaders in the Education Sector. Other Partners included Sabis International, Embassy of France, Kenya & MPESA Foundation Academy. Our Pre-conference hosted Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the current Minister of Education, Ghana as the chief guest who challenged us to come up with a continental platform that can birth solutions for Africa. We took him up on the challenge and after extensive engagement with partners, The Future of Education and Work in Africa (FEWA) Conference was conceived. Our company has since participated at the EU-Kenya Business Forum, the 12th Academia Public Private Partnership Forum 2023 (A-PPPF), in Dar es salaam, Tanzania, the inaugural AfCFTA Business Forum and the 14th African Union High level Private Sector Forum 2023.

Effortless Insight Africa(The Conference Convener) was selected to join the African Union- European Union (AU-EU) Innovation Festival that was held in Cape Town, South Africa on the 15th June 2023 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) where the upcoming FEWA Conference was featured in the Permanent Exhibition of the AU-EU Innovation fair.

FEWA Profile & Concept

The Objectives of the Conference

  1. Explore the tech/innovation powered trends & emerging career paths revolutionizing the Education sector & the World of Work in Africa.

  2. Generate Insight report that will offer practical recommendations and policy proposals for consideration by Ministries, Leading agencies in the Education & Labour Sector.

  3. Officially Launch a unique ‘Career Guidance Mobile APP’ powered by AI & Blockchain.

  4. Facilitate B2B, B2G, PPP networking, investment and partnership opportunities in the Education, Industry & Technology Ecosystems.

  5. Unveil the Africa Innovation Centre to be built in Nairobi. The centre will host a Unique incubator, accelerator and research/data analytics lab.
Dr.Yaw Adutwum(Minister of Education, Ghana) and Prof.George Magoha(fmr. Minister of Education, Kenya) with EIA CEO during the 3rd Annual National Curriculum Conference, Nairobi, Kenya.
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