On Thursday, April 20, Dzingai Mutumbuka, former Chair of the Association for Education Development in Africa (ADEA) and former Minister of Education in Zimbabwe, joined Teach For All CEO and Co-founder Wendy Kopp for a conversation about Improving Partnerships Between Global Actors and Communities to Develop Local Leadership: Lessons from Africa.
Among Africa’s longest-serving education ministers, Mr. Mutumbuka subsequently pursued a distinctive career working for multilateral organizations including the World Bank. During the discussion, he shared his perspective on the improvements in access to education across the African continent over the last 35 years—including the contexts in which Teach For All’s African partners, Teach For Ghana and Teach For Nigeria, work—and the challenges that lie ahead.
A strong advocate for the need to galvanize local leadership to develop and pursue solutions that are specific to the challenges facing African countries and communities, Mr. Mutumbuka offered insights into the types of approaches and partnerships that lead to lasting progress—as well as those that have missed the mark.
Watch the video above and join the conversation on Twitter using #TeachForAll