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More countries for Innovation Africa Summit to held in Kenya

by Susan Mwenesi
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The Innovation AfricaSummit 2016;  has received confirmations from 17 more countries whgo will be sending dignitaries to  attend the event alongside their Kenyan counterparts. The event is being held for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya and is set to take place from 20th to 22nd September 2016 at the Safari Park Hotel.

The leading annual Education and ICT forum summit in Africa is being held in the country under the official patronage of the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and hosted by Cabinet Secretary Hon Fred Matiang’i.

The list of 17 dignitaries confirmed so farinclude as per below:

  • HE Maria Augusta da Silva Martins – Angola State Secretary for Innovation in Higher Education
  • Hon DrJanvièreNdirahisha – Burundi Minister of Education, Higher Education & Scientific Research
  • Hon Zacharie Perevet – Cameroon Minister of Employment & Vocational Training,
  • Hon Bruno Nabagne Kone – Cote d’Ivoire Minister of Post and ICT
  • HE Cesar Augusto MbaAbogo – Equatorial Guinea Secretary of State, Ministry for Program Monitoring of Equatorial Guinea Horizon 2020
  • HE Rufino Ovono Ondo – Equatorial Guinea Secretary of State, Ministry of Technology and Telecommunications
  • HE Shiferaw Shigute – Ethiopia Minister of Education
  • Hon Aboubacar Senghore – Gambia Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology
  • Hon Khotso Letsatsi – Lesotho Minister of Communications, Science & Technology
  • Hon Dr Mahali Phamotse – Lesotho Minister of Education & Training
  • Hon George Werner – Liberia Minister of Education
  • Hon Prof Anthony Anwukah – Nigeria Minister of State Federal Ministry of Education
  • Hon Mary Teuw Niane – Senegal Minister of Higher Education & Research
  • Hon Michael MakueiLueth – South Sudan Minister of ICT
  • Hon John Phiri – Zambia Minister of General Education
  • Hon Prof Jonathan Moyo – Zimbabwe Minister of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development
  • Hon Paul Mavima – Zimbabwe Deputy Minister of Primary & Secondary Education

The summit has gained the support and endorsement of officials from over 35 African countries and these numbers are primed to improve this year. The summit has become known for its varied pre-scheduled meetings and round tables each previously represented by an African Government ministry or leading educational institutions. Additionally the high-level summit brings together government, business and civil society thus fulfilling the need and opportunity for greater public private partnership in education, science and research across Africa, the Middle East and beyond.

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