Conference Speakers

Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

Keynote Speaker

Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum is the current Deputy Education Minister in charge of Basic and Secondary Education of the Republic of Ghana. He is the founder of New Designs Education Group and served as its Chief Executive for over ten years. He previously taught Mathematics and information technology in high schools. He holds a PhD in Educational Policy, Planning and Administration of the University of Southern California.

Rakesh Rajani

Keynote Speaker

Rakesh Rajani is a Tanzanian civil society leader currently serving as Vice President of Co-Impact, a global philanthropic collaborative focused on systems change in education, health and economic opportunity. He founded hakielimu.org, that advocates for quality education in Tanzania and twaweza.org, that promotes evidence informed reforms in education and governance in East Africa. He previously served as Director of Democratic Governance and Participation at the Ford Foundation. He sits on Boards of the Hewlett Foundation, Innovations for Poverty Action and International Budget Partnership. 

Hellen Akoth Mtawali

Speaker

Hellen is a performer who teaches African and Western music at Daystar University. She has eight recorded albums in Dholuo, Kiswahili and Giriama. Hellen is an accomplished vocal coach, performer, music judge and lecturer who speaks sixteen languages all learnt through music. She is a brand ambassador for Daystar University and motivational speaker. 

Prof. Dynamite Munkumba

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Munkumba is an accomplished trainer, consultant and lecturer in management and finance. He has conducted various sessions with delegates from all over the world. He has worked in the private sector. He currently heads the ESAMI (Eastern and Southern African Management Institute) Business School.