The innovation Education In Africa Expo 2018 with the theme;Meeting Continental Targets for Inclusive, Quality and Transformative Education and Training in the 21st Century,was an avenue forAfrican Union Commission Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST) to showcase social and technical innovation in the education and training sector. This was done in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Senegal, and other relevant partners/innovators in Africa and beyond.
WAVE was in attendance and the major aim of the expo was to establish a platform for the attendees to share relevant experiences and also come up with relevant solutions that could effect change in the educational sector. It also created an avenue for potential partners to meet with innovators in order to gain useful insights that will catalyze growth and enhance the replication process across the continent. The two major outputs at the event were;formation of the Africa Education Innovators Network (AEIN) and the publication of the first edition of the Africa Education Innovators Handbook.Notable figures at the event include;His Excellency. Mohammad Dionne, Prime Minister of the Republic of Senegal,Her Excellency Prof Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union Commission. Speaking on the role of education in the present economy, Prof Sarah mentioned;"Education is most important in the realization of our collective destiny". It was concluded at the event that more focus should be placed onScience, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in order to work towards inclusive education in our Africa.