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Barry, the distinguished Director of Education Industry Exchange (Pty) Ltd, is a trailblazer in the realm of education and development. His extensive experience, innovative ideas, and outstanding achievements have solidified his position as a leading figure and trusted authority within the field.
As the former Programme Specialist and Chief of Party for U.S.- South Africa Partnership for Skills Development Program, Barry demonstrated his exceptional leadership and commitment to education by effectively implementing Student Support Services in Technical Vocational Education and Training colleges across Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape provinces in South Africa. His innovative approaches to program management led to significant improvements in the quality of education and support for students in these regions.
During his 19 year tenure as Manager and Regional Director of the British Council Southern Africa, Barry consistently showcased his ability to lead complex projects and drive transformative change. He spearheaded various groundbreaking initiatives in Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, including Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and Mauritius, which have had lasting impact on education and development in the region.
Barry’s expert knowledge of donor procedures and his aptitude for collaboration have been instrumental in securing vital funding and resources from organisations such as DFID, USAID and the British Council. This has enabled him to create and implement innovative programs that address pressing educational needs and promote sustainable growth.
As a testament to his exceptional skills and reputation, Barry was entrusted with the search for key personnel for the Oprah Winfrey Foundation. He successfully led the recruitment process for the Head, Deputy Head and Director of Counseling at the prestigious Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, further demonstrating his ability to identify and cultivate top-tier talent in the field of education.
Barry’s unwavering commitment to fostering connections and partnerships has seen him lead numerous high level delegations to SADC countries, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. These engagements have allowed him to share his innovative ideas, collaborate with key stakeholders, and influence global education policy and practice.
Mrs Maryna Marais has been the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of ORBIT TVET College (Department of Higher Education and Training) in Rustenburg from 1 April 2003 – 30 April 2018 and after her retirement she was requested by the Department of Higher Education and Training to implement a Turn-around strategy at Ehlanzeni College in Mpumalanga, a college plagued with student unrest, financial constraints, and interference from external forces. She worked at Ehlanzeni TVET College from 1 May 2018 – 30 June 2020 and handed over a stable college with substantial financial reserves to the newly appointed Principal. As Director of a financial services family business, she is currently working as Manager of Administration in the family business.
Her career started in Education as an Accounting and Economics teacher in Hartbeespoort in the North West Province. After 18 years in the school sector as teacher and HoD she moved to the then Technical College sector where she was a lecturer, Registrar and Vice Rector before she became the Principal and CEO of the newly merged ORBIT FET College in 2003.
During her career she has been involved in various educational pioneering projects such as writing articles for newspapers and magazines for grade 12 learners, curriculum development for the National Senior Certificate for the then Technical Colleges, developing RPL procedures, piloting learnerships in colleges, etc. Ms Marais’ experience as a lecturer, Registrar, Vice Rector, and Principal provides her with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to have an excellent understanding of skills development and what the objectives of an ideal educational institution should be.
Mrs Marais played an important role in providing leadership in the TVET College sector and she has served on various College-related structures. The DHET has requested her services for various Ministerial Task Teams, i.e. The FET Summit Woking Committee when the new Ministry for Higher Education and Training was created in 2010, Policy on Articulation, Funding Norms for TVET College, TVET College Bursary Scheme, Task Team on SETA offices at colleges, Task Team on Post Provisioning Norms and Standards, etc. She has been serving on the National Executive Committee of the South African College Principals’ Organisation from 2007 – 2018. In 2011 the Minister of Higher Education and Training appointed Mrs Marais as a Ministerial Appointee on the ETDP SETA Board and at the end of
2013 Ms Marais has been approached by DHET to serve on the National Implementation Task Team (NITT) as a DHET representative that has been overseeing the transfer of College staff to the employ of DHET in April 2015.
Having been involved in Education and Training for 47 years convinced her that education in the 4th Industrial Revolution era should focus on developing our young people for the demands of the labour market instead of focussing on outdated and traditional teaching and learning methods. Her passion for Education and Training is evident and therefore it is no surprise that when asked what contributed to her success, she states boldly that one cannot be successful unless you love your work as doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Motebang is an optometrist at one of the tertiary hospitals in Gauteng. She has 20+ years practicing, privately as well as in the public sector. She also teaches clinical optometry at the University of Johannesburg. In addition, she is also involved in research on Diabetic Retinopathy. She is currently involved in a programme with other researchers that is aimed at capacitating high school pupils in research techniques and career guidance.
Before venturing into Optometry, Motebang taught Biology, Science and Mathematics at high school level and initiated a careers guidance programme for matric students during her four years as a teacher. Some of the programmes she implemented included Annual Careers Day during which local professionals were invited to motivate students on various career choices. In addition, she also hosted a radio show at the local radio station to discuss career choices with members of the public.
Prof. Mammo Muchie
Prof. Muchie is currently a DST/NRF Research Professor at the Faculty of Management Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. He previously served as a Director of the Research Centre on Development Studies and International Relations, Department of History, International and Social Studies, Aalborg University in Denmark.
Muchie was educated in USA and in Europe. He obtained his MPhil and DPhil degrees in development economics and science, technology and innovation studies from Sussex University, England under the supervision of the renowned innovation scholar, the late Freeman of the IDS/SPRU. He also studied Measurement Science in Petrograd, Russia. He has taught and researched at various universities in the USA and Europe including Cambridge University and the Middlesex University (UK); the University of Aalborg (Denmark) and Amsterdam University (Netherlands).
He is a fellow of the South African Academy of Sciences and the African Academy of Sciences. He is also currently adjunct Professor at the Adama Science, Technology University, Addis Ababa University and University of Gondar, Ethiopia. He has been a Senior Research Associate at the Oxford University.
He is currently the chairman of the advisory board of African Talent hub of the Community Interest Company (registration no.10461990) to raise funds for making Africa the talent, innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and knowledge hub of the world. He has been appointed as special distinguished advisor to the Africa Union’s Student Council and a mentor for the African Entrepreneurship award. He has initiated the African Unity for Renaissance and Knowledge Exchange series of conferences since the last six years. He is a founding scientific advisor to ´the African Solar network, founding chairman of the Network of Ethiopian scholars.
He is a founding board member of Globelics, focusing research on the challenges of building African innovation systems. He has served as scientific board members in a variety of networks including Medalics. He has taken major initiatives for running Doctoral and Masters Academy in various universities in Africa and all over the world. He has been appointed as a consultant on UNESCO’s higher education, Research and Knowledge forum. He has served as a post-doctoral mentor in the NRF national postdoctoral Forum.
Prof. Mammo is the chief editor and in the editorial board of many scholarly international journals including the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, the Ethiopian Electronic Journal for Research & Innovation Foresight (Ee-JRIF); Innovation and Development among many others.
He has published in the areas of: international political economy, development economics of innovation and the making of African systems of innovation, and new technologies and development across disciplines. Since 1985, he has produced over 375 publications, including books, chapters in books, and articles in internationally accredited journals and entries in institutional publications.
Vusi Thamane is a graduate in Public Administration from Ekurhuleni Technical Vocational Education and Training in South Africa. He was the President of the Student Representative Council. During his stint he initiated much-needed discussions about issues involving tolerance, diversity, discipline and conflict. He has organised Student Dialogues to encourage mutual respect, open mindedness and a safe space to communicate.
He currently works for a big medical company whilst also co-facilitating Student Leadership Workshops through the Education Industry Exchange platform.
Dr Morakinyo Akintolu
Morakinyo is a Doctor of Education with over 10 years’ experience of working on social impact projects. He is passionate about raising ethical leaders to drive innovation, entrepreneurship and development in rural and urban communities and empowering social change professionals to function effectively at the intersection of passion and impact. He has helped to mentor more than 3000 high school students over the years, most taking up leadership positions at tertiary institutions and in society at large. He has presented academic papers at both national and international conferences.
As an Education Development Expert with experience working in 3 countries in Africa in different areas of Education which include Educational Management, Research Development, Proposal Development, Developing experiential learning models, Youth Development, Entrepreneurial Education, Adult Education and technology, Teacher Training and Sustainable Education.
Nii Armah Addy
Nii Armah Addy is a Chartered Management Consultant (CMC), Chartered Professional Administrator (ChPA) and an Educationist.
He is the Founder of the Itnstitute of Leadership and Management in Education (InLaME). InLaME is a Management Consultation Firm with a unique management consultancy practice tailored to improve their clients’ capability and profitability. He has over 18 years of industrial experience with a portfolio of high level engagements in public and private sector works. He holds two masters degrees (Liverpool and Ghana), an LLB and currently finishing his doctoral work.
He is a lecturer at the Academic City College, Ghana, where he also serves as a member of the Governing Council, Academic Board, Research Committee and Head of Training, Placement and Alumni. He has published extensively in academic journals and presented conference papers. He is a co-author in “Leadership Framework for Project Management” (2016) a book published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
Nii Armah Addy writes a weekly column on Education & Management in the Business & Financial Times. He is a frequent guest on numerous media programmes discussing various human development issues notably on Corporate Leadership & Management and Higher Education.
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