AfriLabs Annual Gathering

As a monumental milestone for the Network, the 2021 Annual Gathering marks AfriLabs 10th year Anniversary. The Gathering themed “AfriLabs at 10: A Decade of Empowering and Inspiring Innovation across Africa” will illuminate AfriLabs growth and impact to the development of the African Innovation Ecosystem. The event will be held in Abuja, Nigeria, from the 27th to 29th of October, 2021.

The 6th edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering aims at fostering interpersonal relationships between different stakeholders which will lead to the emergence of new partnerships that will contribute to the development of the African continent.

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Afrilabs Annual Gathering 2021 Speakers

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Rebecca Enonchong

AfriLabs Board Chair 2017 - 2021
Papa Amadou Sarr

Papa Amadou Sarr

Ministre, Délégué général à l’Entreprenariat Rapide des Femmes et des Jeunes à la présidence de la République du Sénégal.
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Anna Ekeledo

Executive Director, AfriLabs
Tomi Davies

Tomi Davies

President African Angel Business Network (ABAN)
Mark Dodsworth

Mark Dodsworth

MC

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Anna Ekeledo

Executive Director, AfriLabs

Rebecca-Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong

Board Chair, AfriLabs

Banjamin Meier

Benjamin Meier

Regional Advisor to the GIZ Tech Initiative Make-IT in Africa

2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering Agenda

Venue: Transcorp Hilton Mataima Abuja

Date: Wednesday, 27th of October 2021 to Friday, the 29th of October 2021

Wednesday 27th October, 2021

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration

8:20AM - 8:55AM
Cultural Performances

9:00AM - 9:25AM
Welcome Address / Speed Networking
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The Speed Networking Session by Mark Dodsworth. - Welcome Address by Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director AfriLabs and. - Michael Oluwagbemi, Co-founder Wennovation Hub Nigeria and AfriLabs Board Chair 2014-2017.

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  • Mark Dodsworth
    Mark Dodsworth

    MC

  • Anna Ekeledo
    Anna Ekeledo

    Executive Director AfriLabs

  • Michael Oluwagbemi
    Michael Oluwagbemi

    Co-founder Wennovation Hub Nigeria and AfriLabs Board Chair 2014-2017 and Trustees

9:30AM - 9:35AM
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Rebecca Enonchong, AfriLabs Board Chair 2017 - 2021.

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  • Rebecca Enonchong
    Rebecca Enonchong

    AfriLabs Board Chair 2017 - 2021

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