Pan-African technology evangelist, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. “CFA”, has been invited as a speaker at the forthcoming 2019 Afrilabs Annual Gathering.
“CFA”, has a pedigree and vast experience in the African technology and innovation ecosystem hence the invitation did not come to many as a surprise.
He is the Co-founders of GoDo Hub and one of the Directors for Innovation Support Network Hubs and Founder Institute Lagos.
“CFA”, a Tech journalist on Tech Trends Channels TV and tech columnist on weekly ICT clinic in Punch Newspaper.
His background in technology and the media has seen him been at the forefront of promoting and advocating for innovative policies in the country.
The annual gathering is scheduled to take place at the African Union Commission Headquarters, Addis Ababa Ethiopia from Monday, October 28, 2019, to Wednesday, October 30, 2019, with the theme “Connect: Towards an Integrated Innovation Ecosystem”
During the annual gathering, there would also be a panel session focused on the topic, “The Role of the Media in Promoting the African Innovation Ecosystem”
The growth of the innovation sector in Africa over the last decade has been steady and is evident in the quality of start-ups, mentors, angel investors, innovation hubs and other stakeholders that are participating in the fast-growing early-stage entrepreneurial ecosystem.
To foster greater collaboration and knowledge sharing about providing services that support entrepreneurship, a group of hubs from across the country have come together to establish an organisation whose prime objective is to develop a community of best practices.
This collaboration is in line to foster an integrated innovation ecosystem across the country. CFA has been part of the Innovation Support Network (ISN) Hubs in Nigeria an organisation of 75 Hubs from across the country with the goal of promoting collaboration amongst hubs supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in Nigeria.
The AfriLabs Annual gathering is the largest gathering of the African innovation ecosystem that brings together members of the AfriLabs network and other stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem like local innovators, corporate, investors, academia and developmental agencies to convene, network, share knowledge and build partnerships.
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