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Mastercard Foundation’s tech initiative to foster education innovations

Mastercard Foundation hosts EdTech stakeholders conference on African tech funding

Mastercard Foundation, through its Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning, has launched an EdTech Conference to discuss the current state of the EdTech ecosystem and policies needed to foster an enabling environment for technology-enabled innovation in African education.

The Foundation announced in a statement that the inaugural EdTech conference will be hosted in July 2024, in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, at the Hilton Transcorp in Abuja, Nigeria.

Technology is a powerful enabler of possibility and progress,” said Reeta Roy, the Mastercard Foundation’s president and chief executive officer.

“Across Africa, young innovators and entrepreneurs are bringing new energy and ideas to the education sector. Some are innovations that could shift ecosystems and the future for many. This inaugural conference brings together young people, EdTech innovators, policymakers, investors, philanthropists, data scientists, and others to accelerate progress toward digitally enabled educational platforms and systems that deliver inclusive learning for all.”

EdTech ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent working at the nexus of education and ICT are expected to share expertise on practical solutions to increase access to quality, relevant, and inclusive education in Africa.

“Africa could change the course of education delivery by investing in home-grown innovative solutions that bridge access and learning gaps. This conference is an opportunity to reflect on what is working and align on the actions needed to take African EdTech to the next level of impact,” added Joseph Nsengimana, the Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning director.