The AIS is an Africa-wide and home grown initiative aimed at harnessing the innovation potential of the continent. It aims to mobilize the people and, especially those with the ‘power to act’, including investors, the people with the ideas, the policy makers, the researchers and academics, the business community, the youth, as well as innovators and thinkers into a coalition for collective action to promote and build an enabling environment for innovation in Africa. The goal is to engage as many people as possible in order to build... Read More
Kigali Convention Center
06 - 08 June, 2018
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The AIS is pleased to announce its partnership with the European Union in the framework...
PRESS RELEASE Africa Innovation Summit II: Special side event on “Innovations...
Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the AfDB in his letter, addressed to President...
When we speak about innovation, dear friends, we are speaking about the future, what future for us? What future do we aspire to? What attitude should we adopt? Will we act or acquiesce?
The first thing we need to ask ourselves is - do we have the right politics to drive innovation. Politics that is people centered and focused on service delivery as well as the conviction that things must change for the better…to create an environment that nurtures innovation for today and for tomorrow.
Innovation, an inherent characteristic of Man, which in the current context has assumed an extraordinary dimension due to scientific and technological progress, should encompass all social activity, not be limited to the, nevertheless important, economic sphere.
No country overcame the challenge of poverty reduction and wealth creation, no region overcame the challenge of development without having proven its ability to create and innovate.
This initiative is very appropriate and timely...We have moved on from the world of trading in materials and commodities to the world of trading in knowledge products... and that means innovation.
Without culture we merely invent, we do not innovate.
It is very timely…for the Africa Innovation Summit. Growth rates are stabilizing in Africa. It is the time for Africa. It is the time for Africa to commence the intensive process of adding value and innovation will be the principle vehicle by which this is done.
H.E. ex-President Chisano speaking at the first AIS in Praia, Cape Verde. He emphasized the innovation in the audacity and approaches taken by freedom fighters in the fight for independence against global powers and without resources.