London – June 5, 2013 – Celebrating five years of sharing positive ideas, Africa Gathering is back on 21-22 June. This year’s theme is ‘Hands-on technology: Rise of the makers, the dynamic and the disruptive thinkers in Africa’.
Over two days, Africa Gathering, the conference for innovators, investors, and those with a passion for our continent to learn from Africa and Africans, will feature world-class speakers and roundtable sessions to cast a spotlight on change-makers, many of them women.
Former UN secretary-general, Kofi Annan, has said:
“The next generation of Africans are determined to make a difference…I’m looking forward to the next 10-20 years and the dynamic Africa we’re going to have.”
That time has already begun, and according to co-founder and conference curator, Marieme Jamme, the event will “demonstrate how African innovators – especially women – are taking the lead in developing amazing local technological solutions”. She added: “We also aim to demystify the relationship between investors and African entrepreneurs.”
Hosted at BBC Broadcasting House, speakers will include Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, UK leading Space Scientist, Caroline Whaley of the Nike Foundation, Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director of the Africa Progress Panel, Ken Banks, Founder of Frontline SMS, Jamilia Abass (Kenya) and Vera Kwakofi, Current Affairs Editor at BBC Africa. Tickets are £30, and early bird ticket sales end June 10, 2013.