PRESIDENTIAL & MINISTERIAL SUMMIT


 

H.E. Hakainde Hichilema
President of the Republic of Zambia

 
 

Hon Douglas Munsaka Syakalima MP
Minister of Education

Hon Felix C Mutati MP
Minister of Technology & Science

 

Innovation Africa is back – responsive to the pandemic-induced disruption, focussing on Africa’s digital transformation and bringing innovation amongst young Africans to the fore. The 10th anniversary edition of the summit is held under the patronage of the Government of Zambia and led by President His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema.

Major multilateral education projects, skills development and the continent’s upsurge in investment in ICT for education will feature strongly in Africa’s number one high-level ministerial forum where industry partners enjoy pre-scheduled meetings with senior government officials from over 40 countries.

The opening of the summit will include a Presidential forum, followed by ministerial Q & A sessions and two full afternoons of one-to-one meetings between leading education and ICT solution providers and the decision makers from government.

Africa is now witnessing the largest ever investments into education, digital skills transformation, ICT infrastructure, edtech procurement and teacher professional development. Government’s implementing over $3 billion of multilateral education projects will be participating to present their strategies and procurement plans. All supported by the full force of the host country and its desire to ensure Innovation Africa 2022 achieves record ministerial attendance.


“On behalf of Canon, I would like to thank each one of you for giving us the opportunity to attend innovation Africa and thank you for the great organisation, the effort you did and how professional you are. I can even see the improvement in organizing this event from last year.
It’s always a pleasure working with you and seeing you all.”

Islam Salama – Regional Specialist for Corporate Communications, Canon

“Innovation Africa provided a great opportunity to meet with senior stakeholders and to understand their needs and challenges first-hand.
Excellent experience. We look forward to next year.”

Christine Nasserghodsi – Partner, Mirai Partners

Pre-Scheduled Ministerial Meetings



“Innovation Africa was such a pleasure, a formidable team that arranged an awesome conference in Ghana. It was great to deal with such competent professionals that assisted with deliverables and making the conference an unforgettable experience for Adapt IT. From pre-event arrangements, conference set-up and deliverables, every aspect of the event was excellent. A 5-star rating for the Brains team!”
Amanda Gibbs – Head of Marketing, Adapt IT

Innovation Africa stands alone in the agenda being structured around pre-scheduled meetings between industry partners and their chosen government and organisation preferences. The Covid pandemic has left us all yearning to return to human interaction and Innovation Africa is the preeminent summit for one-to-one engagement.

The previous Innovation Africa witnessed over 60 ‘resource’ meeting tables where over a thousand meetings took place. These resources being African ministries, universities, multilateral agencies and development partners. Industry partners book meetings in advance through the online scheduling system, creating their own dedicated meeting agenda for the forum.

Over 250 ministers and government officials, from across Africa, will participate in the summit, counting Innovation Africa as the essential event to attend to meet with their counterparts, industry leaders, education and technology solution providers.

AfricanBrains is working closely with the most Government of Zambia to maximize ministerial attendance and fulfil our promise of delivering highlevel pre-scheduled meetings for all participants.

“Another great event. Super organised, great array of Ministers representing so many African nations.”
Helen Wroe – Sales Director, Stephen Austin and Sons

Participating Ministers


“What a fantastic opportunity to meet so many Ministers in one venue with back to back pre-scheduled meetings.
Edit has attended this event for the last 3 years.”

Jennifer Labuschagne – Director, Edit Microsystems


Personal letters invitation to all relevant African ministers will be signed off by the Zambian Office of the President. The Minister of Education and Minister of Science & Technology will personally confirm the invitations to all their African counterparts and encourage their participation along with high-level delegations. AfricanBrains will also be ensuring additional invitations to departmental director generals in African governments.

ANGOLA

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology & Innovation
Ministry of Information & Social Communication Technologies

BENIN

Ministry of Secondary Education, Technical & Vocational Training
Ministry of Maternal & Primary Education
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Ministry of Digital Affairs & Digitalisation

BOTSWANA

Ministry of Basic Education
Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science & Technology
Ministry of Communications

BURKINA FASO

Ministry of National Education & Literacy
Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research & Innovation

BURUNDI

Ministry of Education & Scientific Research

CAMEROON

Ministry of Secondary Education
Ministry of Higher Education
Ministry of Basic Education
Ministry of Scientific Research & Innovation

CAPE VERDE

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Higher Education & Digital Economy

COTE D’IVOIRE

Ministry of National Education & Technical Training
Ministry of Education & Scientific Research
Ministry of Digital Economy, Telecommunications & Innovation

DRC

Ministry of Primary, Secondary, & Technical Education
Ministry of Higher Education, University & Scientific Research
Ministry of Scientific Research & Technological Innovation

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Ministry of Education

ESWATINI

Ministry of Education & Training
Ministry of Information, Communications & Technology

ETHIOPIA

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Innovation & Technology

GAMBIA

Ministry of Basic & Secondary Education
Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology
Ministry of Information & Communications Infrastructure

GHANA

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Communications & Digitalisation

GUINEA-BISSAU

Ministry of National Education
Ministry of Education & Scientific Research

KENYA

Ministry of Education
Ministry of ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs

LESOTHO

Ministry of Education & Training
Ministry of Communications, Science & Technology

LIBERIA

Ministry of Education

MADAGASCAR

Ministry of National Education
Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research

MALAWI

Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
Ministry of Information and Digitalisation

MAURITIUS

Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science & Technology
Ministry of Technology, Communication & Innovation

MOZAMBIQUE

Ministry of Education & Human Development
Ministry of Science, Technology, Higher, Technical and Professional Education

NAMIBIA

Ministry of Education, Arts & Culture
Ministry of Higher Education, Training & Innovation
Ministry of Information & Communication Technologies

NIGER

Ministry of National Education
Ministry of Higher Education & Research
Ministry of Vocational & Technical Training

NIGERIA

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy
Ministry of Science & Technology

GABON

Ministry of National Education Education
Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research & Technology Transfer

REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Ministry of Primary, Secondary Education & Literacy
Ministry of Scientific Research & Technological Innovation
Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Digital Economy

RWANDA

Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
Ministry of Information Technology & Communications

SENEGAL

Ministry of National Education
Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation
Ministry of Digital Economy & Telecommunications

SEYCHELLES

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Information Technology & Communications

SIERRA LEONE

Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education
Ministry of Technical & Higher Education
Ministry of Information & Communications

SOMALIA

Ministry of Education & Higher Education

SOUTH AFRICA

Ministry of Basic Education
Ministry of Higher Education, Science & Technology
Ministry of Communications & Digital Technologies

SOUTH SUDAN

Ministry of General Education & Instruction
Ministry of Higher Education, Science & Technology

SUDAN

Ministry of General Education

TANZANIA

Ministry of Education, Science, Technology & Vocational Training
Ministry of Information, Communication & Information Technology

TOGO

Ministry of Primary, Secondary & Vocational Education

UGANDA

Ministry of Education & Sports
Ministry of Information Technology & Communications

ZAMBIA

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Higher Education
Ministry of Communications

ZIMBABWE

Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education
Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science & Technology
Ministry of Information Communication Technology

“It is a great experience to meet with so many people from the different ministries and universities.”
Juan Ramon Alegret – Director Business Development, Blackboard


Summit Content


Key content to be addressed at Innovation Africa 2022 will include:

    • Digital transformation across Africa’s education sector
    • Skills development for innovation and information literacy for African learners
    • Focus countries with major multilateral education projects
    • Lesson learnt from the pandemic and accelerating investment in educational technology
    • Teacher training, professional development and digital literacy
    • Digital strategies for school leaders
    • ICT innovation and solutions for improving school connectivity
    • Technical & vocational education for jobs of the future
    • Artificial intelligence for youth and African innovators
    • Tertiary education and Africa’s science & technology agenda for the 21st century
    • Curriculum reforms and addressing the assessment conundrum

“As always, it is a great experience.”
Juan Ponelli – President, Positivo Africa


INNOVATION AFRICA PARTICIPATION, GHANA


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
0
NUMBER OF PRE-SCHEDULED MEETINGS
0
NUMBER OF MINISTERS & OFFICIALS
0

Industry Partners


Innovation Africa 2022 offers an outstanding choice of different options to industry solution providers, allowing companies to select a bespoke package that determines the number of pre-scheduled meetings, exhibition and branding throughout the event. AfricanBrains’ partners can choose the level that best meets their business development objectives and the event is a proven forum for maximising company exposure.

Benefits include a variety of options for exhibition, corporate presentation, chairing of a ministerial panel session, imaginative ways to showcase your company on delegate bags, badges and lanyards. Branding is throughout the venue on screens and banners, electronically on the Innovation Africa website and the option for a website podcast plus branding and profiles on all printed materials including the summit guide and agenda. Plus, special exclusive options for being the ministerial evening reception or gala dinner sponsor.

Priority meeting times are set aside for our top-level Innovation Africa 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.


“Superb event providing high-level, meaningful meetings.”
Patrick Coates – Regional Director –
Africa, Europe & Middle East, ACT

“I would like to reiterate all the gratitude from SMART and the MEA team for an awesome job in organising
Innovation Africa and look forward to working with you guys again on future shows.”

David Jimenez – Head of Marketing, SMART Technologies