Ministers to converge at Innovation Africa 2017

Ministers to converge at Innovation Africa 2017

Ministers to converge at Innovation Africa 2017.

The 7th Innovation Africa Summit is set to take place in Mozambique between 23-25 October 2017. Under the official joint patronage of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Higher & Technical Education and the Ministry of Education & Human Development from Mozambique, the event will bring together industry partners, ministers and senior government officials from over 40 countries

Innovation Africa 2017, partnering with IBM and D-NA, is firmly established as the continent’s number one high-level ministerial forum where attendees enjoy pre-scheduled meetings and committed engagement in what is Africa’s “must participate” event for education, innovation & ICT. Other partners of the event include Microsoft, HP, Intel, Cambridge, Discovery and Pearson among many others.

In 2016 the summit achieved record numbers of participants and an astonishing 1,200 one-to-one meetings took place between 560 delegates representing 48 countries. Leading industry partners agree that Innovation Africa is the most productive and enjoyable experience of all events, emphasising the quality of the audience and high-level status of decision-making participants.

In 2017, the full force of the Government of Mozambique, under cabinet endorsement, will be ensuring a record number of participating ministers from across the continent.

Some of the ministers at the ministers at the event will include:

Angola

  • HE Pedro Sebastião Teta – State Secretary for ICT
  • HE Prof Narciso Benedito Damásio dos Santos – Secretary of State for Education

Benin

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

Botswana

  • Hon Unity Dow – Minister of Education & Skills Development

Burkina Faso

  • Hon Prof Alkassoum Maiga – Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research & Innovation

Burundi

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

Cameroon

  • 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

The 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

Egypt

  • 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

Ethiopia

  • Mr Bizuneh Adugna – Director, Center of Excellence for Engineering, Federal TVET Agency, Ministry of Education

Gabon

  • Hon Florentin Moussavou – Minister of National Education & Higher Education

Ghana

  • Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa – Ag. Director General, Ghana Education Service GES
  • Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum – Deputy Minister in Charge of SHS/TVET, Ministry of Education

Kenya

  • Hon Esther Ndirangu – Minister of Education & ICT, Kiambu County
  • Nancy Macharia – CEO, Kenya Teachers Service Commission
  • John Temba – Head of ICT for Education, Ministry of Education & Science
  • Dr Julius Jwan – Director/CEO, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development
  • Mr Samuel Itemere – Principal Secretary, Ministry for ICT

Lesotho

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

Liberia

  • Hon George Werner – Minister of Education

Madagascar

  • Hon Marie Lydia Toto Raharimalala – Minister of Technical Education & Vocational Training
  • Hon Monique Rasoazanaera – Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research

Mauritius

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

Mozambique

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

Namibia

  • Hon Itah Kandji Murangi – Ministry of Higher Education, Training & Innovation
  • Hon Tjekero Tweya – Minister of Information & Communication Technologies
  • Hon Katrina Hanse-Himarwa – Minister of Education, Arts & Culture

Republic of the Congo

  • Hon Bruno Jean Richard Itoua – Minister of Higher Education

Senegal

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

Sierra Leone

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

South Africa

  • Hon Naledi Pandor – Minister of Science & Technology
  • Hon Debbie Schafer – MEC Western Cape Province
  • 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

Sudan

  • Hon Asya Mohamed Abdalla Idris – Minister of Education

Swaziland

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

Tanzania

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

Uganda

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

Zambia

  • Hon Dennis Wanchinga – Minister of General Education
  • Hon Brian Mushimba – Minister of Communications

Zimbabwe

  • Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education
  • Prof Francis Gudyanga – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development

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