Rwanda has been picked to host the prestigious 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa event, which is in recognition of the country’s deliberate drive towards a knowledge –and technology-powered economy.
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced on Tuesday that the 7th edition of the renowned Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) will take place from October 11th – 12th, 2018, at thr Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda. The selection as host city was an acknowledgement of the East African country’s commitment towards building a knowledge-based economy by promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. This year’s theme: ‘Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems.’
“We are delighted to host the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018. We commend AIF’s work to address the continent’s challenges through innovation. IPA’s message cuts across generations and puts forth mindsets that are passionate about the upliftment of Africa. Such an event showcases African ingenuity. We look forward to hosting these brilliant minds,” Honorable Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, Minister of Information Technology and Communications said. The minister also emphasized on the effort made by the government of Rwanda to deploying innovative solutions for the country’s problems.
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Source:: Ventures Africa