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26 MAR 2018

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NEF Global Gathering 2018
26 – 28 March 2018
Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda

NEF Global Gatherings are exciting biennial global events where the world of science and technology meet on Africa soil to unveil breakthroughs in science, respond to existing challenges and look to the future. In this way, the NEF is unique. The inaugural NEF Global Gathering 2016 had 1,258 participants from 79 countries. Over 60% were under 42 years of age and close to 40% were women. The NEF Global Gathering 2018 will be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 26-28 March 2018 under the patronage of H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.

Host

    H.E. Paul Kagame
    President of Rwanda

    SPEAKERS

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    NEF Global Gatherings are exciting biennial global events where the world of science and technology meet on Africa soil to unveil breakthroughs in science, respond to existing challenges and look to the future. Get to know some of our speakers.

      Thierry Zomahoun
      AIMS President and CEO & NEF Founder and Chair

      Seema Kumar

        Seema Kumar
        Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication, Johnson & Johnson (J&J)

          Peter Agre (M.D.)
          Professor and Director of the Malaria Research Institute at the Bloomberg School of Public Health

          NEF Speakers | Klaus von Kltizing

            Klaus von Klitzing
            Director, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research

              Neil Turok
              AIMS Founder and Director of Perimeter Institute

                France A. Córdova
                Director of the US National Science Foundation

                  Uta-Micaela Dürig
                  Deputy Chair of the Board of Management at the Robert Bosch Stiftung

                    Rush Holt
                    CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

                    NEF 2018 Speaker | Romain Murenzi

                      Romain Murenzi
                      Executive Director of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

                      NEF Speakers | Nelson Torto

                        Nelson Torto
                        Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS)

                        NEF GG 2018 Speakers | Agnes Binagwaho

                          Agnes Binagwaho, MD
                          Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity

                          Professor Peter Strohschneider

                            Peter Strohschneider
                            President, German Research Foundation DFG

                            Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                              Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego
                              Board member, KPMG - France

                                Johannes Fruehauf
                                CEO Bioloabs and Executive Director of LabCentral

                                Solomon Assefa | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                  Solomon Assefa
                                  Director of IBM Research – Africa

                                  Professor Saskia Sassen | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                    Saskia Sassen
                                    Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

                                    3
                                    Days Event
                                    50
                                    Under 42 years of age
                                    40
                                    Women
                                    1000
                                    Participants expected
                                    Republic of Rwanda
                                    DFG | 2018 NEF sponsors
                                    Mastercard Foundation
                                    IDRC | 2018 NEF sponsors
                                    Johnson & Johnson
                                    bosch
                                    AIMS