Africa Innovation Summit to address Africa’s challenges

President Paul Kagame,
President of Fwanda, Paul Kagame,
President Paul Kagame,
President Paul Kagame

The second edition of the Africa Innovation Summit is soon approaching and is set to take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the patronage of President Paul Kagame, Chairman of the African Union and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde).

The AIS will focus on innovation as a tool to address Africa’s pressing challenges, such as poverty, health, education, food security and Good Governance.

Given the challenge of travel within the continent and the need to mobilise the continent for actions, AIS 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 AIS. Each satellite event will have local organisation and flavour; the plenary sessions in Kigali will be streamed to all Satellite locations. The workshops to follow the plenaries will be organised locally, with speakers and facilitators.

There will also be an opportunity for interactivity between the participants in the plenary sessions. In addition, each Satellite Summit will also have the opportunity to organise its own exhibition. The workshops and the exhibition for the satellite summits will be focused on issues or challenges with local importance.

Edited By Neo Sesinye
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