2020 AfriLabs Annual Gathering - Virtual

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its enormous impact on Africa and the world at large, a unanimous decision to make the 5th edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering virtual was reached by the AfriLabs Board. This decision was heavily influenced by the advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), as well as leading global and local health authorities.


The Gathering themed “Building a Resilient Innovative Africa” held from the 12th-14th October 2020 and was sponsored by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) through the AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme (ACBP), Mozilla, KTN Global amongst other partners. It was an exciting unique experience that transcended the borders of the norm and broke the conventional virtual expectations. With over 15 exhibitors, 20 speakers and 1200 participants, the Gathering was a proof of the resilience of the AfriLabs community.

As a prelude to the Annual Gathering, the AfriLabs General Meeting meeting held on the 7th of October 2020, where a new Board Member was elected. The AGM served as an opportunity for members of the AfriLabs community to get the latest updates and
development within AfriLabs and have discussions on what is needed towards improving the community and the ecosystem.

OUR SPEAKERS

DR. VERA SOGWE

DR. VERA SOGWE

Executive Secretary Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
ANNA EKELEDO

ANNA EKELEDO

Executive Director AfriLabs
MITCHELL PRATHER

MITCHELL PRATHER

CEO Djembe Consultants
KOLA AINA

KOLA AINA

Founding Partner Ventures Platform, Board Member Reliance HMO
REBECCA ENONCHONG

REBECCA ENONCHONG

Board Chair Board Chair AfriLabs and Board Chair ActivSpaces Cameroon
LUSANDA MAGWAPE

LUSANDA MAGWAPE

CEO Dream Factory Foundation Botswana
PROFESSOR AHMED SHAIKH

PROFESSOR AHMED SHAIKH

Managing Director REGENT Business School, (Member institution of Honoris United Universities)
HANAE BEZAD

HANAE BEZAD

Project Manager in Charge of Startups and ICT Ecosystems at Smart Africa/Founder at Douar Tech
TOMI DAVE

TOMI DAVE

President African Business Angel Network ABAN
AMMIN YOUSSOUF

AMMIN YOUSSOUF

CEO at Afrobytes
ANNE NJUKI

ANNE NJUKI

Investment Manager DOB Equity
MAPASEKA DIPALE

MAPASEKA DIPALE

Partner and Country Director South Africa at Funema
TOMIWA ALADEKOMO

TOMIWA ALADEKOMO

CEO Big Cabal Media
NEKESA WERE

NEKESA WERE

Director of Strategy AfriLabs
ALICE MUNYUA

ALICE MUNYUA

Director, Innovation and Public Policy, Africa Mozilla
ETHEL D. COFIE

ETHEL D. COFIE

Board Member Africa Digital Expert Advising Organisations & Governments on Tech Innovation in Africa (Africa/Europe)
KHALID MOHAMMED ALI

KHALID MOHAMMED ALI

Founder of Impact Hub Khartoum Sudan
CHARLES OJEI

CHARLES OJEI

CEO HYBR
EVA SOW EBION

EVA SOW EBION

Director of Community and Communication i4Policy
KUDZAI MUBAIWA

KUDZAI MUBAIWA

Strategy Lead iZone Hub, Zimbabwe
MOETAZ HELMY

MOETAZ HELMY

Board Secretary
FATOUMATA NIANG NIOX

FATOUMATA NIANG NIOX

Francophone Representative
DANIEL CHINAGOZI

DANIEL CHINAGOZI

Board Member
LINDA KWAMBOKA

LINDA KWAMBOKA

Board Member
TAKUNDA CHINGONZOH

TAKUNDA CHINGONZOH

Board Member

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