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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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1 Main Summit and 3 Satellite Summits: Scaling up disruptive solutions for Africa’s Transformation

Each satellite event will have local organization and flavour; the plenary sessions in Kigali will be streamed to all Satellite locations

Given the challenge of travel within the continent and the need to mobilize the continent for actions, AIS II ( will initiate satellite summits in three locations in Dakar (Western Africa), in Addis Ababa (Eastern Africa) and Johannesburg (Southern Africa). These three locations will help multiply the reach of the…