By Tom Jackson
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced Rwanda will host the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) in October.
The seventh edition of the prize will take place on October 11-12 at Kigali Convention Centre, following previous events in Ethiopia, South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco, Botswana and Ghana.
Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, Rwanda’s minister of IT and communications, said it was a great honour for the country to host this year’s edition of the IPA and emphasised the effort made by the Rwandan government to adopt innovative solutions to the country’s problems.
“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,” he said.
AIF board chairman Walter Fust said Rwanda had emerged as one of Africa’s most innovative economies, topping the ranks as far as science, technology and innovation (STI) Click here to read entire article