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The Conference


The Centre for Advanced Strategic Leadership (CASTLE) and the Institute for National Transformation in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports will host a two-day conference on the theme, “Education and African Futures” on 30th and 31st October 2019. Exploring the central theme of Education and African Futures, CASTLE’s inaugural conference on education will convene stakeholders in the education ecosystem to explore forecasts for Education on the continent and possible pathways for strengthening the systemic management of education and providing effective and inclusive teaching and learning on the continent to produce future-ready learners.

What To Expect

The conference will bring together education and non-education experts and provide an opportunity for dialogue and exchange to identify practical measures for meeting the needs and aspirations of education stakeholders: youth, students, teachers, employers, workers, research institutions, universities, governments and civil society.

Five hundred stakeholders drawn from government, research, academia, development and funding organizations, corporations, faith-based institutions, civil society organizations, practitioners from the non-governmental sector and a broad range of education innovators are expected for two days of rich discourse, knowledge sharing, learning, capacity development and networking. The conference will feature engaging plenary and breakout discussion sessions, panel discussions by experts plus an exhibition of innovative education products and services.


``Education and African Futures``

To provide a high-level platform for education stakeholders in the region to review forecasts on education, exchange ideas on policies, experiences and challenges in enabling equitable and quality learning in education.

To identify specific ways to better support the provision of equitable, quality education for all children and youth in view of African futures.

To deliberate on educational approaches that would better prepare African countries for the emerging world.