It started in 2014 with the observation that as the world changes faster, traditional education struggles to keep up, while peer learning speeds up progress.
As a skunkworks, we explored peer learning in various forms, and had a few successes:
- Africa's biggest online tech entrepreneurship course, taught by African founders about topics relevant to them.
- A pinnacle program for UK's Newton Fund, which consistently delivered relevant training in science and engineering commercialization to 15 countries on 3 continents.
- A Pan-African commercialization program for engineers, and built it up within 3 years to achieve a 50% success rate of early-stage portfolio companies.
- Including peer learning in conferences like City AI and Lean Startup Summit.
Our overall experience took us from developing entrepreneurship education programs for and with many of the world's top-performers.
But beyond that, we explored the lesser-known places where innovation happens. We spent a lot of time exploring different regions of the world to understand them, and developed a strong network of facilitators and innovation hubs across Asia, Europe and Africa.
So we're writing a book....
The Peer Learning Guide is an attempt to share the stories of our role models, our stories about what's worked for us, and provide educators and learners with a model for improving their educational experiences with Peer Learning.