Tech Groups eye State deals at Innovation Africa Summit 2017

In Innovation, Tech

The 7th Innovation Africa Summit is set to take place in Mozambique between 23-25 October 2017. The event will bring together industry partners, ministers and senior government officials from over 40 countries.

Innovation Africa 2017, partnering with IBM and D-NA, is firmly established as the continent’s number one high-level ministerial forum where attendees enjoy pre-scheduled meetings and committed engagement in what is Africa’s “must participate” event for education, innovation & ICT. Other partners of the event include Microsoft, HP, Intel, Cambridge, Discovery and Pearson among many others.

In 2016 the summit achieved record numbers of participants and an astonishing 1,200 one-to-one meetings took place between 560 delegates representing 48 countries. Leading industry partners agree that Innovation Africa is the most productive and enjoyable experience of all events, emphasising the quality of the audience and high-level status of decision-making participants.

The event will also serve an opportunity for the partner companies to pitch their products to African governments who are the biggest clients a company can get.

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Innovation Africa Summit is supported by key technology giants in hardware and software keen in driving sales than supporting innovation and disruption. It is not clear whether this agenda is driven by African state officials or foreign multinationals looking for key decision makers in state procurement.
Some of the ministers at the event will include:

Angola
HE Pedro Sebastião Teta – State Secretary for ICT
HE Prof Narciso Benedito Damásio dos Santos – Secretary of State for Education
Benin
Hon Mrs Rafiatou Monrou – Minister of Digital Economy and Communications
Botswana
Hon Unity Dow – Minister of Education & Skills Development
Burkina Faso
Hon Prof Alkassoum Maiga – Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research & Innovation
Burundi
Hon Dr Janvière Ndirahisha – Minister of Education, Higher Education & Scientific Research
Cameroon
Hon Jean Bibehe – Minister of Secondary Education
Hon Zacharie Perevet – Minister of Employment & Vocational Training
Dr Patrice Ele Abiama – Permanent Secretary, National Committee for Technology Development, Ministry of Scientific Research & Innovation
Cote d’Ivoire
Hon Bruno Nabagne Kone – Minister of Post and ICT
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Hon Heva Mwakasa– Minister of Scientific Research & Technology
Hon Steve Mabuluki – Minister of Higher Education & Universities
Hon Gaston Musemena Bongala – Minister of Primary, Secondary and Vocational Education
Hon Emery Lokundji Ndjovu – Minister of Telecommunications & ICT
Egypt
Dr Hossam Ossman – Vice President, Information Technology Industry Development Agency ITIDA,
Ministry of ICT
Equatorial Guinea
HE Jesus Engonga Ndong – Minister of Education & Science
HE Cesar Augusto Mba Abogo – Secretary of State for Monitoring of Equatorial Guinea Horizon 2020
Ethiopia
Mr Bizuneh Adugna – Director, Center of Excellence for Engineering, Federal TVET Agency, Ministry of Education
Gabon
Hon Florentin Moussavou – Minister of National Education & Higher Education
Ghana
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa – Ag. Director General, Ghana Education Service GES
Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum – Deputy Minister in Charge of SHS/TVET, Ministry of Education
Kenya
Hon Esther Ndirangu – Minister of Education & ICT, Kiambu County
Nancy Macharia – CEO, Kenya Teachers Service Commission
John Temba – Head of ICT for Education, Ministry of Education & Science
Dr Julius Jwan – Director/CEO, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development
Mr Samuel Itemere – Principal Secretary, Ministry for ICT
Lesotho
Hon Dr Ntoi Rapapa – Deputy Minister of Education & Training
Liberia
Hon George Werner – Minister of Education
Madagascar
Hon Marie Lydia Toto Raharimalala – Minister of Technical Education & Vocational Training
Hon Monique Rasoazanaera – Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research
Mauritius
Hon Yogida Sawmynaden – Minister of Technology, Communication & Innovation
Mr Kaviraj Goodoory – Senior Lecturer, Mauritius Institute of Education
Mozambique
Hon Jorge Nhambiu – Minister of Science & Technology, Higher & Technical Professional Education
Hon Conceita Sortane – Minister of Education & Human Development
Namibia
Hon Itah Kandji Murangi – Ministry of Higher Education, Training & Innovation
Hon Tjekero Tweya – Minister of Information & Communication Technologies
Hon Katrina Hanse-Himarwa – Minister of Education, Arts & Culture
Republic of the Congo
Hon Bruno Jean Richard Itoua – Minister of Higher Education
Senegal
Hon Mary Teuw Niane – Minister of Higher Education & Research
Sierra Leone
Mr Brima Sowa – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Communications
South Africa
Hon Naledi Pandor – Minister of Science & Technology
Hon Debbie Schafer – MEC Western Cape Province
Mr Seliki Tlhabane – Acting Chief Director for Maths, Science Technology, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement Programmes, Ministry of Basic Education
Ms Martha Bartlett – MEC Northern Cape Province
South Sudan
Hon Deng Hoc Yai – Minister of General Education & Instruction
Hon Justice Yien Tut – Minister of Higher Education, Science & Technology
Sudan
Hon Asya Mohamed Abdalla Idris – Minister of Education
Swaziland
Hon Dumisani Ndlangamandla – Minister of Information, Communications & Technology
Tanzania
Dr Simon Msanjila – Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
Uganda
Hon Elioda Tumwesigye – Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation
Hon Idah Nantaba – State Minister of ICT
Hon JC Muyingo – State Minister for Higher Education
Zambia
Hon Dennis Wanchinga – Minister of General Education
Hon Brian Mushimba – Minister of Communications
Zimbabwe
Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education
Prof Francis Gudyanga – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development

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