Kampala, Uganda – EDUCATION and ICT Ministers from a record-breaking 30 (thirty) countries in Africa will be in attendance at this year’s Innovation Africa Summit.
Innovation Africa conference, is taking place in Kampala, Uganda at the Speke Resort Munyonyo from 30th September to 2nd October 2015. This will be the fifth conference in Education and Technology summits staged annually in different African countries by AfricaBrains.
Event organisers, AfricanBrains, have announced and confirmed attendance of Ministers from the following countries; Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe.
“Both industry and governments are looking forward to the Innovation Africa 2015 conference. The conference is going to give leading industry players up-close opportunities to share the most up-to-date industry developments in education and ICT. More than 200 government officials will deliberate in over 400 focused pre-arranged meetings for decision making purposes,” said Patrick Emmanuel Muinda, Ministry of Education Assistant Commissioner, Communication & Information Management
The summit will be a hive of activities as 200 government officials comprising of; ministers, secretaries of state, deputy ministers, permanent secretaries and director generals are joined by board level members from some of the world’s leading education & technology companies which include; HP, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Pearson, Canon, Samsung. The main purpose for theses engagements and meeting is to enable International Technology companies look out for investment opportunities in Uganda.
“Over the years, Innovation Africa has proved to be Africa’s leading annual high-level education and ICT forum. Our goal as organisers is to attract increasing investment into education and technology in Africa through building meaningful, widely beneficial public-private partnerships,” said John Glassey, the Chief Executive Officer, AfricanBrains.
The previous Innovation Africa summits have taken place in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana and last year (2014) in the Republic of Rwanda.
This year (2015), the summit is being held under the patronage of the Government of Uganda led by host Minister Hon. Maj. (Rtd). Dr. Jessica Alupo Epel, Minister of Education, Science, Technology & Sports. The Ministry will be hosting meetings throughout the summit with industry investors who can bring new technologies and skills to Uganda’s Education Sector.
“We are delighted that Innovation Africa is being held in Uganda this year. Our experience of working with the Ugandan Government has been highly impressive and we are most encouraged by the efficiency and dedication of the National Organising Committee,” Glassey said.