Date: Thursday, 20th October 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Mauritius time (GMT+4)

Venue: Le Méridien Île Maurice


  • Guests are seated
  • Announcements: Directors of Ceremony
  • Welcome remarks: Mr. Albert Nsengiyumva, Executive Secretary, ADEA
  • Cultural session
  • Messages of solidarity (including via video):
    • Rodger Voorhies, President, Global Growth & Opportunity Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (video)
    • Ms Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships, European Union (video)
    • Ms Titia Bredée, CEO, Nuffic
    • Hon. Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (video)
    • Ms. Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO (video)
  • Remarks by Hon. Dr. Monica Musenero, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Uganda; Chairperson, AU STC-ESTI Bureau; ADEA Steering Committee
  • Speech by H.E. Macky Sall, President, Republic of Senegal (via video)
  • Hon. Mrs. Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mauritius

Directors of Ceremony

  • Ms Helene Aminata Charpentier, Senior Project Officer, ADEA
  • Prof. Kiran Bhujun, Director, Tertiary Education, Mauritius (TBC)

General Rapporteur: Clio Dintilhac, Senior Program Officer, Global Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation