Employability in the Digital Age

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On 28 October 2020, University World News in partnership with Mastercard Foundation will be bringing together experts from new and traditional higher education providers, tech industry and the International Finance Corporation in an online webinar to discuss: 

What will employability mean in the digital age and how should higher education adapt?


Nathalie Munyampenda  : 

CEO of Kepler, which is building an innovative global model of accessible higher education and offering new pathways to employment through upskilling in Rwanda and Ethiopia. Over 90% of Kepler’s graduates are employed within six months of graduation. An advocate of African innovation and female leadership, she is former Managing Director at the Next Einstein Forum, where she helped build Africa’s community of scientists as well as pushing for science driven industrialisation through foresight and policy work. 

Alejandro Caballero : 

 Principal education specialist at the Washington-based International Finance Corporation, a global development institution that has produced research into future skills, particularly in SubSaharan Africa. Before IFC he worked for its sister organisation, the World Bank, working with governments in Higher Education and Science, Technology and Innovation in the Latin America and the Caribbean. He is a frequent speaker at global events and a thought leader in the field of private education and on developing skills for the 21st century .

Sean Gallagher : 

Founder and Executive Director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, and Executive Professor of Educational Policy. Based in Boston, US, he is a nationally recognised expert with 20 years of experience in higher education. Prior to Northeastern, Sean worked for nearly 10 years at Eduventures, advising executives at hundreds of universities, education companies, and investors. He is a thought leader on adapting higher education programmes and credentials to meet future employability demands and author of "The Future of University Credentials".

Riaz Moola : 

 A South-Africa based tech entrepreneur who earned an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence and computing at Edinburgh University, UK, and went on to research machine learning as a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. In his early career he worked for Google on the development of Voice Search and the latest version of Android and has since set up his own company, Co-Grammar, a tech start-up dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and which helps global companies test how they hire and train developers.

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