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FUTURE OF AFRICAN CITIES: INNOVATION, SPACES AND COLLABORATION

18TH – 20TH OF 2017 IN CAIRO, EGYPT

Annual Gathering 2017

The AfriLabs Annual Gathering annually focuses on trending tech hub practices, local innovators and innovative solutions to relevant African issues. In order to key into the African integration agenda, the regional development or political organization at the hosting country will be fully involved.The Annual Gathering provides a unique opportunity for members and other stakeholders to convene, learn the latest hub insights, and build partnerships between and with hubs.

This year, the AfriLabs Annual Gathering and the Hivos Co-working Summit was a joint event hosted by The District that provided opportunities for the different members of both networks to exchange knowledge, network, build collaborative relationships and share resources. The conference took place from the 18th – 20th of 2017 in Cairo, Egypt and was themed ‘Future of African Cities: Innovation, Spaces and Collaboration’.

The conference was co-organized by AfriLabs, Hivos, District, Progress, Wasabi, Facebook, The French University Sherouk City and The American University in Cairo.

Annual Gathering 2017

The AfriLabs Annual Gathering annually focuses on trending tech hub practices, local innovators and innovative solutions to relevant African issues. In order to key into the African integration agenda, the regional development or political organization at the hosting country will be fully involved.The Annual Gathering provides a unique opportunity for members and other stakeholders to convene, learn the latest hub insights, and build partnerships between and with hubs.

This year, the AfriLabs Annual Gathering and the Hivos Coworking Summit was a joint event hosted by The District that provided opportunities for the different members of both networks to exchange knowledge, network, build collaborative relationships and share resources. The conference took place from the 18th – 20th of 2017 in Cairo, Egypt and was themed ‘Future of African Cities: Innovation, Spaces and Collaboration’.

The conference was co-organized by AfriLabs, Hivos, District, Progrss, Wasabi, Facebook, The French University Sherouk City and The American University in Cairo.

our speakers

Board Chair AfriLabs

Matthew Tarrell

Global Lead of Developer Circles from Facebook – USA

ARTHUR STEINER

Global Programme Manager at Hivos, The Netherlands

MICHEAL OLUWAGBEMI

Co-founder & Executive Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited, Nigeria

BEN WHITE

Founder, Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A)

NEKESA WERE

Managing Director, iHub, Kenya & AfriLabs Board Member

BERNARD CHIIRA

Incubator Manager, iBiz Africa, Kenya & AfriLabs Board Secretary

RAKOTOARIVO SAROBIDY

AfriLabs Board Treasurer, Habaka Hub, Madagascar

DR. AYMAN ISMAIL

Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Founding Director, American University in Cairo (AUC) Venture Lab.

SARTAJ SINGH ANAND

Founder, Egomonk, India

TAMER TAHA

Founder and CEO, Yomken, Egypt

MATHIAS ANTONSSON

Head of Human Rights Innovation Initiative at CRD – Sweden

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