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AFRILABS ANNUAL GATHERING 2020

12th – 14th October, 2020

AFRILABS Annual gathering 2020

The AfriLabs Annual Gathering provides a unique opportunity for tech hubs in the AfriLabs network and other stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem like local innovators (entrepreneurs), corporates, investors, academia and developmental agencies to convene, network and share knowledge.

The 5th edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering themed “Building a Sustainable and Innovative Africa” will be taking place from 12th-14th October 2020 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The event shall be hosted by AfriLabs member; Douar Tech.

With the expansion of Technology and Innovation Centres in the continent, Africa stands a greater chance of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Based on this, this year’s gathering will drive the conversation around various areas of the UN’s 2030 SDGs and the role of the African Innovation Ecosystem in not only ensuring that these goals are met but also in collaborating with other stakeholders to take deliberate steps in achieving these goals. A few key areas includes Affordable and Sustainable housing, smart cities and waste management, Tech for rural economies and Natural resources management. Thematic sessions shall include but not limited to;

  • Innovation; the Blueprint to Africa’s Economic and Social Development and Sustainability
  • The Role of Technology Hubs in Implementing the SDGs
  • Africa’s Advancement to a Green and Smart City
  • Fostering collaboration between hubs, Academia, and Private Sectors.

The 3-day Gathering will feature panel discussions, keynote addresses, presentation sessions, multiple parallel workshops, local ecosystem tour, networking sessions, and open floor exhibitions.

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