Confirmed Ministers / Heads of Delegations

The following confirmations have been received by ministers and heads of delegations to participate at Innovation Africa 2017. They will be accompanied by 3 or 4 additional senior officials.

(last update 04-10-17)


  • Hon Mrs Rafiatou Monrou – Minister of Digital Economy and Communications


  • Hon Moiseraele Master Goya – Assistant Minister of Education & Skills Development

Burkina Faso

  • Hon Prof Jean Martin Coulibaly – Minister of National Education & Literacy


  • Hon Dr Janvière Ndirahisha – Minister of Education, Higher Education & Scientific Research


  • 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

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


  • 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


  • Hon Demeke Mekonnen – Deputy Prime Minister
  • Mr Bizuneh Adugna – Director, Center of Excellence for Engineering, Federal TVET Agency, Ministry of Education


  • HE Nadine Patricia Anguile Obame – Minister of National Education & Higher Education


  • Hon Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Minister of Education
  • Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa – Ag. Director General, Ghana Education Service GES


  • Mrs Nancy Macharia – CEO/Commission Secretary, Kenya Teachers Service Commission


  • Hon Dr Ntoi Rapapa – Deputy Minister of Education & Training


  • Hon Marie Lydia Toto Raharimalala – Minister of Technical Education & Vocational Training
  • Hon Monique Rasoazanaera – Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research
  • Mr Rolland Justet Rabeson – Secretary General for National Education


  • Hon Yogida Sawmynaden – Minister of Technology, Communication & Innovation
  • Mr Kaviraj Goodoory – Senior Lecturer, Mauritius Institute of Education


  • Hon Jorge Nhambiu – Minister of Science & Technology, Higher & Technical Professional Education
  • Hon Conceita Sortane – Minister of Education & Human Development


  • Hon Itah Kandji Murangi – Ministry of Higher Education, Training & Innovation
  • Hon Tjekero Tweya – Minister of Information & Communication Technologies

Republic of the Congo

  • Hon Bruno Jean Richard Itoua – Minister of Higher Education


  • Hon Mary Teuw Niane – Minister of Higher Education & Research


  • Mr Xavier Estico – CEO for the National Institute of Science and Technology and Innovation (NISTI), Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development

Sierra Leone

  • Mr Brima Sowa – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Communications

South Africa

  • Hon Naledi Pandor – Minister of Science & Technology
  • Hon Mohamed Enver Surty – Deputy Minister of Basic Education
  • 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


  • Hon Abdel El Hafeez El Sadig – State Minister for Education


  • Hon Dumisani Ndlangamandla – Minister of Information, Communications & Technology


  • Dr Simon Msanjila – Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology


  • Hon Elioda Tumwesigye – Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation
  • Hon JC Muyingo – State Minister for Higher Education


  • Hon Dennis Wanchinga – Minister of General Education
  • Hon Brian Mushimba – Minister of Communications
  • Dr Martine Mtonga – Permanent Secretary, Office of the President, Smart Zambia Institute


  • Hon Prof Jonathan Moyo – Minister of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development
  • Hon Dr Win Busayi Juyana Mlambo – Deputy Minister of ICT, Postal & Courier Services
  • Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education