Opening Session: Strengthening Data Production and Analysis for Resilient, Inclusive and Better Performing Education Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Location: Amphitheatre

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Dr Maïmouna SISSOKO TOURE, Coordinator of the KIX Africa 21 Centre
  • Dr Victoria Kanobe KISAAKYE, KIX Africa 19 Secretariat Focal Point, UNESCO IICBA


  • Mona LAROUSSI, IFEF Director
  • Dr. Quentin WODON, Director of IICBA UNESCO
  • Ms Mariatou KONE, Minister of Education, Côte d'Ivoire

Official opening speeches:

  • Mr. Slim KHALBOUS, Rector of the AUF (Virtual) (3 Mins)
  • Ms. Lieke VAN DE WIEL, UNICEF ESARO Deputy Regional Director (3 Mins)
  • Mrs. Caroline ST-HILAIRE, Administrator of the OIF (Virtual) (3 Mins)
  • Prof. Abdel Rahamane BABA-MOUSSA, Secretary General of CONFEMEN (3 Mins)
  • Dr. Adoumtar NOUBATOUR, African Union (3 Mins)
  • Dr. Marie GLORIOSE, Regional Director, West and Central Africa, IDRC
  • Ms. Margarita FOCAS LICHT, Global Partnership for Education (3 Mins)
  • Canadian High Commissioner to Cote d'Ivoire
  • HE Patrick ACHI, Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Representative of the President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (3 Mins) (TBC)