TICAD SPINOFF EVENTS: A SERMINAR ON IT-BASED EDUCATION IN AFRICA AND “TICAD CAFÉ CASTALIA”, A FREE RESTING AREA FOR VISITORS

A seminar on IT-based education in Africa featuring specialist from Kenya Ministry of Education and rector of Africa’s largest online university; café offers Kenyan coffee and tea straight from the farm

 

Castalia will hold the second event of Tech Africa, a seminar series focusing on IT-based education in Africa.
The event will take place from 19:00 on Thursday, August 29, 2019, as a spinoff of TICAD 7.
Entitled “New Revolutions of Technology and Education in Kenya”, the event will feature the specialist at Kenya Ministry of Education
who is in charge of STEM education curriculum planning and teacher-training institutions, as well as the rector of African Virtual University,
the largest online university in the continent, both of whom will make speeches on Kenya’s approach on ICT and code education, and how
the online university covering 33 countries in Africa has worked alongside technology.  The event will be held in English with
consecutive interpretation for speeches.

 

Admission for this event is free of charge.

 

TICAD Café Castalia

During TICAD 7, Castalia will also hold a free resting space for TICAD participants, where we offer coffee and tea from Kenya and
Wi-Fi access.

We look forward to your visit during the convention.

 

[Event Overview]

Organized by: Castalia Co., Ltd.
Supported by: African Development Bank

Date/Time: Thursday, August 29, 2019 / Doors open 18:30 / Event 19:00~21:00
Location: BUKATSUDO HALL http://bukatsu-do.jp
B1 Floor, Landmark Plaza, 2-2-1 Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama http://bukatsu-do.jp/access.html
Number of seats: 60
Admission: Free of charge

To participate, please sign up at: https://techafrica2.peatix.com

 

[Event Schedule]

19:00~19:05        Opening speech
Satoshi Yamawaki / Castalia Co., Ltd.

19:05~19:10        Keynote: AfDB – supporting education in Africa (working title)
Ms. Keiko Takei / Chief Education Analyst, African Development Bank

 

SESSION 1: CASTALIA’S ACTIVITIES IN AFRICA

19:10~19:20        Castalia’s projects and activities in Africa
Esther Waliaula / ABE Initiative Intern at Castalia

19:20~1930         Midwife education in Tanzania connected by mobile (working title)
Dr. Yoko Shimpuku / Associate Professor, Department of Human Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

 

SESSION 2: STEM EDUCATION IN KENYA

19:30~19:45        Kenya’s new educational curriculum which makes code education compulsory
Dr. Joshua Kilundo / Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (currently in Japan for JICA’s project)

19:45~20:00        STEM education in Africa
Ms. Jacinta L. Akatsa, HSC / Director, CEMASTEA (Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa) (currently in Japan for JICA’s project)

 

SESSION 3: TECHNOLOGY IN AFRICA’S HIGHER EDUCATION

20:00~20:15        Democratization of Africa’s higher education, and roles of online universities
Dr. Bakary Diallo / Rector, African Virtual University (currently in Japan for JICA’s project)

20:15~21:00        Panel discussion
Moderator:  Satoshi Yamawaki
Panelists:  Dr. Bakary Diallo / AVU
Mr. Keiichi Naganuma / Consultant of educational development in Africa
Yasuo Kawabata / Director, Castalia Co., Ltd.

 

[TICAD Café Castalia]

Opening: Wednesday, August 28 thru Friday, August 30
Time: 10:00~18:00
Location: BUKATSUDO booth http://bukatsu-do.jp
B1 Floor, Landmark Plaza, 2-2-1 Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama  http://bukatsu-do.jp/access.html
Fee: Free of charge
* Due to space limitations, we may decline long-hour uses.

Programming education in Kenya by Castalia

Tea farm outside Nairobi, Kenya.  The tea from this farm will be offered at TICAD Café Castalia.