|The Africa Innovation Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda|
|The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) is delighted to announce and welcome the Afreximbank as a GOLD Sponsor. AIS acknowledge the commitment of Afreximbank to Africa and this important initiative to promote and support a new framework for innovation on the continent.
The Africa Innovation Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde). This is the second AIS, following the first highly successful Summit that took place in Praia, Cabo Verde.
The AIS serves as a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and a catalyst for coalition and action towards building robust innovation ecosystems in Africa. AIS 2018 will focus on innovation as a tool to address Africa’s pressing challenges, such as health, water and sanitation, food security, governance and energy.
The AIS II will include the main Summit in Kigali; a series of special and side events, as well as an Exhibition of up to 50 African innovations (in agriculture, healthcare, energy, water and governance).
The Afreximbank is the foremost Pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting African trade. The bank understands the role of innovation as a catalyst to Africa’s development and is engaged in playing a role to make the African markets more competitive and integrated.
Afreximbank supports the AIS initiative and is proud to join the platform aiming at finding collective and innovative solutions in addressing challenges facing the Continent’s development.