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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) ( 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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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 (, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit ( 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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The African Development Bank (AfDB) confirms its partnership with the Second Edition of the Africa Innovation Summit to be held in Kigali 6-8 June 2018

The AIS II is pleased with the partnership of the AfDB, which was crucial for the success of the first edition and now consolidated for its second edition

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the AfDB ( in his letter, addressed to President Pedro Pires, former President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, stated: “Let me first commend you for your visionary leadership in spearheading the work of the Africa Innovation Summit ( which is gaining momentum as…