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 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, 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.


Education. Higher Education. ICT


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


Education & Skills Development. Infrastructure, Science & Technology


National Education & Literacy. Secondary & Higher Education


Primary & Secondary Education. Higher Education & Scientific Research


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


National Education & Technical Training. Post & ICT


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


ICT. Education. Science & Technology


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


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


Education. Communications


Education. ICT


Communications, Science & Technology. Education & Training




National Education. Higher Education & Scientific Research


Education, Science & Technology


Education & Human Resources. Technology, Communication & Innovation


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


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


Education. Communications Technology


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


Education. Youth & ICT


National Education. Higher Education & Research


Education, Science & Technology. Information & Communications


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


Education & Training. ICT


Communications, Science & Technology. Education & Vocational Training


Education, Science & Vocational Training. Communications


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

“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