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African Innovators’ Closing Call to Action from Africa Innovation Summit 2018: “Africans Must Throw Out the Boxes that Have Caged Them.”

AIS 2018 focused on innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) (www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com) closed on Friday with a resonating call to action addressed to innovators, government leaders, private sector, civil society and academia: “Let us throw out the boxes that have caged us”. The overwhelming view of the Summit was that in order to nurture, empower and propel…

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Reports on Emerging Technologies officially launched at African Innovation Summit

Advances in modern technologies are occurring at an accelerating pace, ranging from the fields of robotics, nanotechnology and biotechnology to materials science and artificial intelligence. Globally, these technologies are bringing about transformation in all dimensions of life, and this provides an opportunity for Africa to harness these technologies to advance…

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The European Commission supports the Africa Innovation Summit 2018: Hon. Maria Cristina Russo special guest at the opening ceremony at Kigali

During the three days Summit, the European Commission organizes a Workshop session on Creating opportunities for innovation cooperation between Africa and Europe

The European Commission supports the Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) (www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com)  initiative to help create an enabling environment for innovation in Africa. This is the proof of the presence today of Mrs. Maria Cristina Russo at the launch of the Summit today at Kigali as special guest. Mme Maria Cristina Russo…

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African Development Bank Launches Coding for Employment Program: Unleashing Africa’s Next Generation of Digital Innovators

Coding for Employment will create over 9 million jobs and reach 32 million youth and women across Africa

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit (www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com) in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this new…

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Africa Innovation Summit Kicks Off in Kigali Showcasing Ground-breaking African Solutions

The summit will continue until 8 June 2018

The Prime Minister of Rwanda, the Honourable Edouard Ngirente, this morning officially declared the Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) 2018 (www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com) open in Kigali, Rwanda. AIS II will focus on innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance. …

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Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) welcomes the Afreximbank as a sponsor

The Africa Innovation Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) (www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com) is delighted to announce and welcome the Afreximbank (https://Afreximbank.com) as a GOLD Sponsor. AIS acknowledges the commitment of Afreximbank to Africa and this important initiative to promote and support a new framework for innovation on the continent. The Africa Innovation Summit will take place…

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Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) welcomes United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture as sponsors

UNDP and Accenture are partnering to change the face of Africa’s development by implementing the YAS! portal-platform

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) (www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com) is delighted to announce and welcome United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (www.UNDP.org) and Accenture (www.Accenture.com) as sponsors. UNDP and Accenture are partnering to change the face of Africa’s development by implementing the YAS! portal-platform. YAS! is aimed at putting Africa’s youth at the centre…

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Africa Innovation Summit II - AIS announces Top 50 Innovations for Innovation Exhibition

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) serves as a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and a catalyst for coalition and action towards building robust innovation ecosystems in Africa

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) (www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com) today announced the innovators selected from across the continent to exhibit their solutions at the forum, which will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the esteemed patronage of His Excellences President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of…

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Africa Innovation Summit II - AIS welcomes Development Bank of Southern Africa as a Sponsor

The Africa Innovation Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) (www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com) is delighted to announce and welcome the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) (www.DBSA.org) as a sponsor. AIS acknowledges the DBSA’s commitment to Africa and this important initiative to promote and support a new framework for innovation on the continent. The Africa Innovation Summit…