About The Summit

The AIS is an Africa-wide and home grown initiative aimed at harnessing the innovation potential of the continent. It aims to mobilize the people and, especially those with the ‘power to act’, including investors, the people with the ideas, the policy makers, the researchers and academics, the business community, the youth, as well as innovators and thinkers into a coalition for collective action to promote and build an enabling environment for innovation in Africa. The goal is to engage as many people as possible in order to build... Read More

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Kigali Convention Center

when

06 - 08 June, 2018


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AIS is a grassroots event, and it will not be what it is without the generous support of many individuals and institutions. Opportunities exist for different categories of partners and sponsors for the AIS II. Support could include financial grants and/or in-kind assistance. Contact us to negotiate a special partnership or sponsorship package that is tailored to your needs. Come join our team of sponsors and partners.

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    AU-Africa Partnership on Innovation joins the Africa Innovation...

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    PRESS RELEASE Africa Innovation Summit II: Special side event on “Innovations...

    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 African Development Bank (AfDB) confirms its partnership...

    Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the AfDB in his letter, addressed to President...

    Quotes from the first AIS



    President Paul Kagame at the AIS I (Conversations with Leaders)

    H.E. President Kagame speaking at the first AIS in Praia, Cape Verde highlights a key tenet of the Summit: Innovation is more than science, technology and engineering. Innovation is key in every endeavor. Importantly, he highlights the importance of innovation in policy making.

    President Joaquim Chisano at the AIS I (Conversations with Leaders)

    H.E. ex-President Chisano speaking at the first AIS in Praia, Cape Verde. He emphasized the innovation in the audacity and approaches taken by freedom fighters in the fight for independence against global powers and without resources.