September 8, 2014. Organised by the Africa-America Institute (AAI) and hosted at the Ford Foundation in New York, the State of Education in Africa conference brought together educators and innovators from Africa and  the U.S. to track the progress of primary, secondary, tertiary, technical and vocational education in Africa. ASE's program manager, Dr. Meritxell Roca, participated in a panel entitled Creating a 21st Century Educational Experience in Africa: Looking beyond enrollment numbers to coursework and methodologies to find solutions for today’s educators. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Thomas Asher, Program Director, Academia in the Public Sphere and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Programs, Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and also counted with the participation of Dr. N’Dri Assie Lumumba, Professor of African and Diaspora Education, Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University; and, Dr. Teboho Moja, Clinical Professor of Higher Education, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Click here to access the executive summary of the conference.


From left to right, N’Dri Assie Lumumba, Teboho Moja and Meritxell Roca