On Reimagining Education - A Conversation with Connie Nshemereirwe
Narratives of PurposeMarch 08, 2021x
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On Reimagining Education - A Conversation with Connie Nshemereirwe

After fifteen years as a University Lecturer, based in Uganda, Connie Nshemereirwe is now an independent science and policy facilitator. She founded Actualise Africa in 2016, with the vision to see Africa evolve and fulfil its potential by profoundly reimagining current education systems. On this episode, Connie tells me about her work at the interface between academia and policy. She shares with me the core of her mission to reform education. Connie also talks about her activities with researchers across Africa, as a learning facilitator part of the Inclusive Innovation organisation. 


Show Notes

At the end of the show, I ask all my guests the same set of questions to get a sneak preview into their favourite music or books. Here are the links to Connie's answers. The books she is currently reading are Learning (Re)imagined by Graham Brown Martin, The Famished Road by Ben Okri, and Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. The book that particularly resonated with her at a specific time in her life is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Her all-time favourite book that she absolutely recommends is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.

If you want to follow Connie on social media, these are her channels: LinkedIn and Twitter

In case you wish to have more information on the organisations and initiatives mentioned in our conversation, here are some useful links. ‘Education evolution or revolution?’, an article written by Connie and published on the Actualise Africa website. The Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP), one of the workshops led by the Inclusive Innovation organisation. The Global Young Academy (GYA) and the Uganda National Young Academy (Uganda NYA), both of which Connie is a member. Teach for Uganda, an organisation that Connie mentioned.