The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni is expected to be chief guest at two-day education conference slated to take place from October 30-31, 2019.
The conference to take place at Mestile Hotel Kampala is organised by Centre for Advanced Strategic Leadership (CASTLE) and the Institute for National Transformation (INT) in partnership with the Ministry for Education and Sports.
According to one of the organisers, Ivy Irene Nakalyango, the conference will convene stakeholders in the Education ecosystem to explore forecasts for Education on the continent and possible pathways for strengthening the systemic management of education, and the provision of effective and inclusive teaching and learning to produce future-ready learners.
She says 500 stakeholders drawn from government, research, academia, development and funding organisations, corporations, civil society organisations and a broad range of education innovators are expected for two days of rich discourse, knowledge sharing, learning, capacity development and networking. “There will be engaging plenary and breakout discussion sessions plus an exhibition of innovative education products and services,” she says.
Mr. Thomas R. Rudmik, the Founder of Master’s Academy and College, an award-winning K-12 school (Kindergarten to High School) in Calgary, Canada will deliver the keynote address. Mr. Rudmik is also the founder of Imaginal Education, which has developed an ecosystem of solutions for transforming education in several countries. He is a visionary, author, educator, international speaker, and entrepreneur.
The CASTLE Think Tank will be formally launched during the conference, Nakalyango says, adding that the overall objective of CASTLE is to support national transformation initiatives in Uganda and Africa.
The mandate of the Institute for National Transformation is to develop leaders with the mindset to transform their organizations, communities and nations. The Institute aims to develop values based “no excuse” leaders of integrity and exceptional organizational skills from both the private and public sectors throughout Africa she says.