Theme: The Role of Education in Fostering Social and Economic Development


The Africa Educational Institutions Showcase (AEIS) is an annual meeting of leaders and actors in Africa’s education sector, to examine, discuss and develop common policy perspectives on a range of issues affecting the continent’s higher education sector, and to proffer solutions towards the moulding of Africa’s development future. The showcase with the theme: The Role of Education in Fostering Social and Economic Development; is designed the buttress the importance and impact of the sector as a component of continent’s socio-economic development, while putting into perspective issues affecting the progress of the sector.

This showcase is organized by African Leadership Magazine, a Pan-African flagship good governance journal dedicated to showcasing the best of Africa to a global audience. The magazine has in the last couple of years, dedicated its platforms as an avenue through which in-depth analytical solutions are proffered to the peculiar challenges being faced by the continent while shinning the spotlight on best practices and outstanding leadership contributions in all spheres of the African life.


The meeting will engage heads of education regulatory bodies in Africa,Policymakers, development consultants, ministers of education, representatives of higher institutions, chancellors of universities, professors, and other stakeholders, who are committed to the pursuit of excellence in Africa’s education system, with an agenda geared towards fostering economic and social change and the molding of Africa’s development.


The African Educational Institutions Showcase is designed to engage key policymakers in the sector and development stakeholders from Africa including:
– Heads of Government Agencies and Education regulatory bodies
– Vice Chancellors and Professors and other stakeholders in Africa’s Higher Institutions
– Financial Institutions and Representatives
– Development Agencies and Consultants
– Ministers of Education
– Private Sector and Multilateral Organizations
– Representatives of Public and Private sector educational institutions
– International NGOs/CBOs, etc.

Over the years, the African Leadership Magazine platform has served as a vehicle that showcases organizations and individuals who are dedicated to achieving excellence and fostering development in Africa. Some past speakers at our previous events have included:Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Founder Mo Ibrahim Noble Prize for Leadership; Mr. Alonzo Fulgam, International Coordinator, USAID; Aare AfeBabalola, SAN, LL.B, The Founder, Aare AfeBabalola University, Nigeria; H.E AmeenahGurib-Fakim PhD., President of Mauritius; H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia; Dr. BukolaSaraki, Senate President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E HifikepunyePohamba, Fmr. President of Namibia; H.E. JakayaKikwete, former President of Tanzania; SanusiLamidoSanusi, Fmr. Nigeria CBN Governor and Emir of Kano; Dr. Chris Kirubi, Businessman Kenya; General William E “Kip” Ward, former Commander US-Africa Command; Dr. Donald Kebaruka, Fmr. President of the African Development Bank Group; Mo Dewji, CEO METL Group, Tanzania; H.E President Hage Geingob of Namibia, Congressman John Lewis, American Politician, Amb. Herman Cain; etc

– Panel Session on Cross-border co-operation and regional integration, unlocking potential opportunities for investments in Africa’s educational infrastructure development

– African Diplomatic Roundtable

– 3rd African Educational Institutions of Excellence Showcase (AEIS) – a special African Leadership magazine showcase

– Unrivalled Networking Sessions

The place of education as the bedrock of social and economic development cannot be overstated. Education is in every sense, one of the fundamental factors of development, and over the past decade, African systems and institutions have made efforts to reform and innovate higher education with more involvement of the private sector.

No nation can achieve sustainable economic development without substantial investment in human capital. Education enriches the people’s understanding of themselves and world and raises the people’s productivity and creativity improves the quality of lives and leads to broad social benefits for individuals and the society, promoting entrepreneurship and technological advancement. Education also plays a very important role in securing economic and social progress and improving income distribution.Having this in mind, it is fair to say that all aspects of economic and social development including Human Capital Development, Poverty Eradication, Labour and Productivity, Technology and Infrastructural Advancement, etc. are directly linked to the education sector.

It is on this basis that the African Leadership UK Limited organizes The Africa Educational Institutions Showcase (AEIS), for stakeholders to contribute towards the discussions on the improvement of the African higher education sector, and the African Educational Institutions of Excellence Awards, to recognize, celebrate and reward Africa’s top institutions and education stakeholders, who have demonstrated institutional commitment and are committed to the pursuit of excellence in higher education, who by dint of hard work, are molding Africa’s future, by fostering economic and social development through Education.


DATE: April 20, 2018

VENUE: National Press Club, Washington DC, USA.

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