Africa’s Official Ministerial Summit


We are proud to announce the 6th Innovation Africa taking place in Kenya in 2016, under the official patronage of the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and hosted by Cabinet Secretary Hon Fred Matiang’i.

Innovation Africa 2016 will leverage its position as the continent’s number one high level ministerial forum to ensure the participation of over 40 countries with 90 ministerial invitations. We aim to exceed all previous attendance records. It is now Africa’s ‘must participate’ event for education, innovation and ICT.

“One of the things I love about attendees of the event is that they are looking for real answers. Innovation Africa gives us the time and opportunity to get some real stuff done.”
Anthony Salcito – Worldwide VP Education, Microsoft


“I am delighted to be hosting Innovation Africa 2016 and will ensure the participation of all key actors from my ministry, the ministry of ICT, the Teachers Service Commission, the leading universities & technical colleges and at the same time making sure we work closely with AfricanBrains to maximise the participation of African countries and ministries of education, ICT and science & technology.”
Cabinet Secretary Hon Fred Matiang’i


“This is a unique opportunity to discuss with the decision-makers at the highest level.
In the last two days we have held 17 pre-scheduled meetings back-to-back.”
Andrea Emiliani – Business Development, IBM


Pre-Scheduled Ministerial Meetings



AfricanBrains is working closely with Cabinet Secretary, Hon Fred Matiang’i to maximize the ministerial attendance at Innovation Africa thereby fulfilling our promise of delivering 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 we 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.


“The roundtables have been incredible and fruitful. We have done three proposals already from
the meetings we have had. The event shortens the timeline of how to engage officials.”
Angela Ney – Founder, Teachers Media International

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

Education. Higher Education. ICT

BENIN

Secondary Education, Technical & Vocational Training. Higher Education & Scientific Research. Communications & Information Technology

BOTSWANA

Education & Skills Development. Infrastructure, Science & Technology

BURKINA FASO

National Education & Literacy. Secondary & Higher Education

BURUNDI

Primary & Secondary Education. Higher Education & Scientific Research

CAMEROON

Employment & Vocational Training. Secondary Education. Scientific Research & Innovation

COTE D’IVOIRE

National Education & Technical Training. Post & ICT

DRC

Primary, Secondary, & Vocational Education. Higher Education, University & Scientific Research

ETHIOPIA

ICT. Education. Science & Technology

GABON

Education & Technical & Vocational Education. Higher Education & Scientific Research

GAMBIA

Basic & Secondary Education. Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology

GHANA

Education. Communications

KENYA

Education, Science & Technology. ICT

LESOTHO

Communications, Science & Technology. Education & Training

LIBERIA

Education

MADAGASCAR

National Education. Higher Education & Scientific Research

MALAWI

Education, Science & Technology

MAURITIUS

Education & Human Resources. Technology, Communication & Innovation

MOZAMBIQUE

Education & Human Development. Science, Technology, Higher, Technical & Professional Education

NAMIBIA

Education, Arts & Culture. Higher Education, Training & Innovation. ICT

NIGERIA

Education. Communications Technology

REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Primary & Secondary Education. Technical Education, Professional Skills & Employment. Scientific Research & Technical Innovation

RWANDA

Education. Youth & ICT

SENEGAL

National Education. Higher Education & Research

SIERRA LEONE

Education, Science & Technology. Information & Communications

SOUTH AFRICA

Basic Education. Higher Education & Training. Science & Technology. Post & Telecommunications

SWAZILAND

Education & Training. ICT

TANZANIA

Communications, Science & Technology. Education & Vocational Training

ZAMBIA

Education, Science & Vocational Training. Communications

ZIMBABWE

Primary & Secondary Education. Higher & Tertiary Education. Science & Technology. ICT



“This is the one spot, in one trip, where I can see so many ministers. Intel has been here every year.”
Brian Gonzalez – Director, Intel Education

Our Partners



“To have an opportunity in an event like this to network and meet so many people is the key benefit.”
Paula Craythorne – Business Development, Oracle


Inspire Innovation Africa’s High Level Audience


Innovation Africa 2016 offers an outstanding choice of different options to companies, allowing you to select a partnership package that best suits your needs and meets your objectives. Being a partner at our summits is a proven method of raising your company profile and gaining maximum exposure.

Benefits include a variety of options for exhibition, corporate presentation, chairing of a ministerial panel session and imaginative ways to showcase your company. Branding is available throughout the venue on banner & screens, the Innovation Africa website, the AfricanBrains newsletter and on all printed material including the summit guide and agenda. Special exclusive options are also available to sponsor the event mobile app and to host the ministerial reception or gala dinner.

Priority meeting times are set aside for our Innovation Africa top level partners. Demand is high and numbers are limited.


Please see the ‘Participation Options’ document for the best partnership package to suit your needs and enhance your presence at the summit.


“Innovation Africa provides HP with a unique experience to engage with true leaders and decision makers on the continent.”
Dave Hill – Senior Director Education, HP

Recent Summits


“We are drawn to the fact that everyone is in one room. We will be there next year.”
Mike Rosenberg – Managing Director, Aleutia Computers