Delegates are looking forward to Innovation Africa 2016, the summit which will bring together ministers and government officials at Africa’s leading annual education and ICT forum taking place from September 20 to 22, 2016 at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
More than 30 African countries will be represented at the summit, allowing industry leaders and investors to engage in pre-scheduled meetings with ministers and officials.
(TOP: Delegates at a past Innovation Africa summit).
Now in its 6th year, the summit will be a hive of activity as 200 government officials comprising of ministers, secretaries of state, deputy ministers, permanent secretaries and director generals are joined by board level members from some of the world’s leading education and technology companies including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Bi-Bright, JP – inspiring knowledge, Positivo BGH, Teachers Media International as well as Pearson & Wiley amongst others.
To date, education and ICT ministers along with numerous high-level representatives are confirmed from the following countries Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria and Zimbabwe with this list increasing every day.
This year the summit is held under the official patronage of the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and hosted by CS Fred Matiang’i. In his patronage letter addressed to John Glassey, MD of AfricanBrains, CS Matiang’i stated: “This will be the main education and ICT summit held under the patronage of the ministry in 2016.”
He added: “We are delighted that Africa’s number one high-level forum for education, ICT and innovation will be taking place in Kenya this year. On behalf of the Government we will be working closely with AfricanBrains to ensure an event of the quality that is the continent’s largest annual gathering of ministers for education, higher education, ICT and science & technology.”
Innovation Africa was conceived and is organised by AfricanBrains, a division of the international Brains Network Group who are dedicated to attracting investment into education and technology in Africa through building public-private partnerships. Previous events have taken place in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Rwanda and last year in Uganda.