Education in Africa Roundtable

A conversation at Skoll World Forum

In partnership with the McNulty Foundation and the Segal Family Foundation, Ashesi is co-hosting a conversation with leaders across education, philanthropy, government, and the private sector. An intimate and dynamic conversation, the Education in Africa Roundtable will bring 25 leaders together to collaborate and discuss opportunities and challenges within youth unemployment and education in Africa.

DATE: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

LOCATION: Skoll World Forum, Oxford, United Kingdom

Teach at Ashesi University

Information session for faculty, PhD candidates, and postdocs interested in teaching at Ashesi

Join Ashesi Business Faculty Gordon Adomdza and Adjunct Faculty in Engineering Heather Beem to learn about Ashesi University and opportunities for faculty, visiting faculty, and leadership positions on campus. Areas of focus are Engineering, Business, Finance, Computer Science and Information Technology. Ashesi’s vision is an African renaissance driven by a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders. If you are interested in contributing to this vision, we want to meet you!

DATE: Thursday, April 19, 2018

TIME: 12:30-1 pm Information Session, light lunch offered; 1-1:30 pm Open Q&A

LOCATION: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Classroom 1-132

RSVP to learn more about how you can help Ashesi grow.


Gordon Adomdza
Senior Business Lecturer, Ashesi U
niversity College
Gordon’s research interest is on the intersection of social psychology and entrepreneurship. At Ashesi, he leads the Design Lab and acts as Faculty Adviser to the Ashesi Venture Accelerator. He also instructs Foundations of Design and Entrepreneurship, a course which equips students to use design thinking to solve problems and create businesses out of those solutions. He holds a PhD in Management of Technology from the University of Waterloo.

Heather Beem
Associate Faculty in Engineering, Ashesi U
niversity College
Dr. Heather Beem is Adjunct Faculty in Engineering at Ashesi University. She completed her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2015. Her research spans biomimetics, fluid mechanics, instrumentation, and indigenous innovation. As a social entrepreneur, she also builds systems to scale hands-on STEM education in West Africa.