Innovation Africa 2016: Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Confirms Official & Exclusive Patronage

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Bringing Together Africa’s Leading Decision Makers

AfricanBrains is proud to announce the 6th Innovation Africa Summit and is delighted to confirm official patronage from the Government of Kenya. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has enthusiastically endorsed the summit to take place from 20th to 22nd September 2016 at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

In his patronage letter addressed to John Glassey, MD of AfricanBrains, Cabinet Secretary Hon Fred 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.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology along with the organizers will be inviting and confirming the participation of ministers, deputy ministers and senior officials from of over 40 African countries.”

Hon Fred Matiang’i continued, “The summit is of great importance to the Government of Kenya. Innovation Africa’s unique status comes from its meetings-based format allowing for productive face-to-face engagement between government, civil society and industry partners. The summit has Cabinet approval and as well as our own high level involvement from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology we will also be actively encouraging strong participation from the Ministry of ICT, Teachers Services Commission (Kenya), the leading universities and the many Kenyan technical colleges.”

Cabinet Secretary Hon Fred Matiang’i
Cabinet Secretary Hon Fred Matiang’i – “This will be the main education and ICT summit held under the patronage of the ministry in 2016.”

Pre-Scheduled Ministerial Meetings

AfricanBrains is working closely with Cabinet Secretary, Hon Fred Matiang’i to maximize the ministerial attendance at Innovation Africa 2016 and deliver high-level, pre-scheduled meetings to participating partners and delegates.

In 2016, participants will have the choice of booking meetings in advance of the event with ministers of basic & higher education, ICT, science & technology together with special government agencies for education, universities and technical colleges. In 2015, over 220 government officials represented 31 countries, and this year in Kenya will have the support of a record number of ministers, all of whom regard Innovation Africa as the essential event to meet their counterparts, industry leaders and solution providers.

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Hosting Africa’s Leading Decision-Makers

Hon Fred Matiang’i, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Education, Science & Technology, has confirmed personal invitations to ministers from the following countries, to be accompanied by senior delegations. These countries and ministers are all regular participants at Innovation Africa. Each of the following countries will include representative ministries.

ANGOLA

BENIN

BOTSWANA

BURKINA FASO

BURUNDI

CAMEROON

COTE D’IVOIRE

DRC

ETHIOPIA

GABON

GAMBIA

GHANA

KENYA

LESOTHO

LIBERIA

MADAGASCAR

MALAWI

MAURITIUS

MOZAMBIQUE

NAMIBIA

NIGERIA

REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

RWANDA

SENEGAL

SIERRA LEONE

SOUTH AFRICA

SWAZILAND

TANZANIA

ZAMBIA

ZIMBABWE

For more information on Innovation Africa 2016 please visit:
www.innovation-africa.com/2016

To register your interest in attending either as a delegate or as a sponsor please visit:
www.innovation-africa.com/2016/register

To view video highlights from previous summits please visit:
www.innovation-africa.com/2016/videos