Tayib is the head of innovation at Gaston Berger University in Saint Louis, Senegal. He is also in charge of partnership and student development at the African of Center of Excellence in Mathematics & ICT, a World Bank project that aims to improve the research output of African scholars and meet the demand of engineers and managers in key STEM sectors. Prior to joining the university, he was University Programs Manager at Google Africa. While at Google, Tayib oversaw the training of 50,000 students in more than one hundred universities across the continent. He was the Senegalese youth delegate at the International Telecommunications Union and the UN Global Alliance for ICT Development. Tayib has spent two years in the United States as a Fulbright Scholar. While in the US, he conducted research on urban public school funding systems as well as the No Child Left Behind Act. Tayib holds an M.A. in Education from Webster University.
Liz graduated from Harvard University with her M.Ed. in International Education Policy and from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Communications and International Studies. As a communications professional, Liz launched a social venture teaching students and young professionals in Senegal how to use the internet to develop 21st century skills. Most recently, she has worked for Tostan, holding several leadership roles in communications, training, and social enterprise development, including Senior Strategic Relations Manager of the Tostan Training Center. Liz’s experience includes advanced studies of youth, internet and development in Cameroon, as well as teaching at an International Baccalaureate high school in Dakar, Senegal. She has worked on education issues in Uganda, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, and Mali, and consulted for UNESCO, UNICEF, UNHCR, the Ministry of Higher Education of Senegal, and other NGOs.