present

Canada-Africa
Youth Education Forum

networking

Meet prospective international students

Gala Dinner

Attend BT Global Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

Great Speakers

Inspiring keynotes and speakers

Enriching experience

Informative panel discussions

About the Forum

Canada Africa Youth Education Forum is an event organized by BT Global Access and the Association ADYNA. This event presents a remarkable opportunity to bring together education stakeholders, policymakers, the diaspora, and young people from both Canada and Africa. The primary objective of this forum is to engage in discussions regarding the current state of education and student mobility while also exploring strategies to enhance educational opportunities and student mobility programs between the two regions.

The forum will provide a unique opportunity for officials from Africa and Canada to establish a platform to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices. By doing so, participants will identify the opportunities and challenges faced by young people from both continents in terms of student mobility, research networks, and intercultural cooperation between Canada and Africa.

Enhancing International education & students mobility

Canada Africa Youth Education Forum

Event Schedule

The forum will be held over 2 days and will feature a combination of keynotes, plenary sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and an Awards Ceremony at the end of the forum.

Time Event Speakers Room
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast
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09:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Opening Ceremony

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Auditorium
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
KEYNOTE: International Student Mobility
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Auditorium
10:55 AM - 11:05 AM
Morning Break
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11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
WORKSHOP: Succeeding in your international study experience
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Room 1
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
WORKSHOP: Intercultural Learning: addressing intersectionality in education, including ethnicity, gender, economic status, religion, and how they impact the experience of the international student.
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Room 2
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch & Networking
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1:35 PM - 2:15 PM
PANEL: Discussing the impact of educational policies and immigration on international students
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Auditorium
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
FIRESIDE CHAT: International Student Mobility: How to get a student permit to Canada?
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Auditorium
2:55 PM – 3:10 PM
Afternoon Break
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-
3:10 PM - 3:50 PM
PANEL: International Experience Opportunities in Africa for Canadian Students
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Auditorium
3:50 PM - 4:05PM
Closing Remarks
-
Auditorium
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Networking Session
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-
Time Event Speakers Room
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast
-
-
09:40 AM - 10:10 AM
PANEL: The role of young people in promoting education and student mobility

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Auditorium
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
PANEL: Exploring collaboration between higher education institutions and industries to align academic with Industry needs.
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Auditorium
10:55 AM - 11:05 AM
Morning Break
-
-
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
PANEL: Higher Education Accessibility and Affordability
-
Room 1
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
PANEL: The role of young people in promoting education and student mobility
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Room 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch & Networking
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-
1:10 PM - 1:30 PM
PANEL: Emerging Technologies in Education
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Auditorium
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
PANEL: Community Colleges and Industry partnerships for skill developments
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Auditorium
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Closing Remarks
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
BT Global Awards Ceremony
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Auditorium

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Opening Ceremony

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

KEYNOTE: International Student Mobility

10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

Morning Break

11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

ROOM 1: Succeeding Your International Study Experience

11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

ROOM 2: Intercultural Learning: Addressing Intersectionality in Education

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:35 PM - 2:15 PM

PANEL: Discussing the impact of educational policies and immigration on international students, including language tests, admission criteria, support services.

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT: International Student Mobility: How to get a student permit to Canada?

2:55 PM - 3:10 PM

Afternoon Break

3:15 PM - 3:55 PM

PANEL: International Experience Opportunities in Africa for Canadian Students

4:00 PM - 4:05 PM

Closing Remarks

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

PANEL: The role of young people in promoting education and student mobility

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

PANEL: Exploring collaboration between higher education institutions and industries to align academic with Industry needs

10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

Morning Break

11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

ROOM 1: Higher Education Accessibility and Affordability

11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

ROOM 2: The role of young people in promoting education and student mobility

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

PANEL: Emerging Technologies in Education

1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

PANEL: Community Colleges and Industry partnerships for skill developments for young people

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Closing Remarks

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

BT Global Awards Ceremony

Event Speakers

Prof. Pierre Gomez

Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology
Republic of the Gambia

Dr. Ramatulai Wurie

Minister of Technical
and Higher Education
in Sierra Leone

Nava Elmi

Immigration Lawyer
at Nava Elmi Immigration Lawyer

Santana Dreaver

Board Member
Preparing our Home Indigenous Youth Emergency Preparedness program, and
Member of the Prime Minister's
Youth Council

Ousman Touray

Partnership and Strategic Manager Sky Cosmetic International
Program Associate, GK Partners Founder of Young Ancestors Foundation.

Ganiyat Sadiq

International Affairs Student & Prime Minister’s Youth Council Member

Jake Effoduh

Assistant Professor
Lincoln Alexander School of Law
Toronto Metropolitan University

Larissa Bezo

President and CEO
Canadian Bureau for International Education

Official Event Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Other Sponsors

BT Global Access Partners

Direction to the venue

Delta Hotels by Marriott® - Toronto

75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 3A6​

Tel: +1 416-849-1200