AIS welcomes the Afreximbank, UNDP and Accenture as sponsors

  • June 1, 2018

The Africa Innovation Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda, June 1, 2018/ — Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) ( announced the Afreximbank as a GOLD Sponsor. It also welcomed the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ( and Accenture ( as sponsors.

The Africa Innovation Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde). This is the second AIS, following the first highly successful Summit that took place in Praia, Cabo Verde.

The AIS serves as a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and a catalyst for coalition and action towards building robust innovation ecosystems in Africa. AIS 2018 will focus on innovation as a tool to address Africa’s pressing challenges, such as health, water and sanitation, food security, governance and energy. The AIS II will include the main Summit in Kigali; a series of special and side events, as well as an Exhibition of up to 50 African innovations (in agriculture, healthcare, energy, water and governance).

The Afreximbank is the foremost Pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting African trade. The bank understands the role of innovation as a catalyst to Africa’s development and is engaged in playing a role to make the African markets more competitive and integrated.

UNDP and Accenture are partnering to change the face of Africa’s development by implementing the YAS! Portal-platform. YAS! is aimed at putting Africa’s youth at the centre of the continent’s development based on access to resources, opportunities, an ecosystem of stakeholders, and funding. For more information visit

Source: APO

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