Tuesday, April 5, 2022

11:00 am
 - 
11:40 am
CHANNEL
No Edges: Driving a Global Learning & Skills Revolution
Type
Panel
LOCATION
Coronado E, Level 4
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Scaling EdTech Ventures in Africa

The African continent is ripe for investments and business opportunities in Education and EdTech. Africa’s population will double in the next 25 years, projected to reach 2.5 billion people in 2050. It is also the only region in the world where the working-age population is projected to continue expanding beyond 2035. Moreover, infrastructure coverage continues to improve, and purchasing power is getting higher as countries grow and develop. At the same time, education outcomes in Africa are highly unequal and education itself sometimes inaccessible, presenting an opportune environment for EdTech to thrive. Entrepreneurs in Africa are tackling the most pressing education needs while facing the challenges that are characteristic of emerging markets. In this panel, we will discuss how these entrepreneurs have been able to scale their ventures beyond the borders of one country, and what they see as the future of EdTech on the continent.