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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.

NEF GG 2018 | Speakers

    Adam Sneyd
    Associate Professor, University of Guelph, Canada.

    NEF GG 2018 Speakers | Agnes Binagwaho

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

        Abdigani Diriye
        Research scientist and manager at IBM Research Africa

          Aku Kwamie
          Health policy and systems research consultant

          Arthur Zang | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

            Arthur Zang
            CEO, Himore Medical and Creator of Cardiopad

            Aminata Gabra

              Aminata Garba
              Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Africa.

                Brian Turyabagye
                Co-inventor of the MamaOpe

                Dr. Connie Nshemereirwe

                  Connie Nshemereirwe
                  Independent Educator & Researcher

                  Dougbeh Nyan | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                    Dougbeh Christopher Nyan
                    Liberian Doctor and Creator of Nyan Test

                    Edgar Pieterse | NEF GG 2018

                      Edgar Pieterse
                      Founding Director of the African Centre for Cities (ACC)

                      Eliane Ubalijoro | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                        Éliane Ubalijoro
                        Executive Director of C.L.E.A.R

                          France A. Córdova
                          Director of the US National Science Foundation

                            Gadi Ndahumba
                            Legal Counsel, Africal Legal Support Facility

                              Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
                              Co-Founder Flutterwave, Co-founder Andela

                                Ingrid Wünning Tschol
                                Senior Vice President Strategy at Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                  Jean Palutikof
                                  Director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

                                    Johannes Fruehauf
                                    CEO Bioloabs and Executive Director of LabCentral

                                      Jonathan Mboyo Esole
                                      Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Northeastern University

                                        Justus Masa
                                        Leader of Electrocatalysis and Energy Conversion at the Center for Electrochemical Sciences, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

                                        NEF Speakers | Klaus von Kltizing

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

                                            Katrin Rehak-Nitsche
                                            Head of Department Science and Research of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                              Kevin Dzobo
                                              Senior Research Scientist at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

                                                Maha Nasr
                                                Associate Professor and researcher of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Egypt

                                                  Mamadou Kaba
                                                  Principal Investigator & Director of AfriMERG

                                                    Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga
                                                    Founder and CEO, SMIN Power Group

                                                      Neil Turok
                                                      AIMS Founder and Director of Perimeter Institute

                                                      NEF Speakers | Nelson Torto

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

                                                        NEF gg2018 Speakers | Ousmane Badiane

                                                          Ousmane Badiane
                                                          Director for Africa at the International Food Policy Research Institute

                                                            Oshiorenoya Agabi
                                                            CEO, Koniku Inc.

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

                                                              Professor Peter Strohschneider

                                                                Peter Strohschneider
                                                                President, German Research Foundation DFG

                                                                NEF 2018 Speaker | Romain Murenzi

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

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

                                                                      Rym Kefi
                                                                      Associate Professor (PhD, Habilitation to Supervise Research) at the Institut Pasteur of Tunis

                                                                      Seema Kumar

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

                                                                          Sanuhska Naidoo
                                                                          Senior Lecturer, Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria

                                                                          Professor Saskia Sassen | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

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

                                                                            Solomon Assefa | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                              Solomon Assefa
                                                                              Director of IBM Research – Africa

                                                                              NEF 2018 Speakers GG 2018

                                                                                Tembine Hamidou
                                                                                Global Network Assistant Professor at New York University

                                                                                  Thierry Zomahoun
                                                                                  AIMS President and CEO & NEF Founder and Chair

                                                                                  Professor Tolu Oni

                                                                                    Tolu Oni
                                                                                    Associate Professor, Co-Chair Global Young Academy

                                                                                      Thomas Kariuki
                                                                                      Director of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa

                                                                                        Tolulope Olugboji
                                                                                        Postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maryland

                                                                                        Professor Tumani Corrah

                                                                                          Tumani Corrah
                                                                                          Director of Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF)

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

                                                                                            Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                              Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego
                                                                                              Board member, KPMG - France

                                                                                                Yabebal Fantaye
                                                                                                Junior Research Chair at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

                                                                                                Aminata Gabra

                                                                                                  Aminata Garba
                                                                                                  Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Africa.

                                                                                                    Abdigani Diriye
                                                                                                    Research scientist and manager at IBM Research Africa

                                                                                                      Aku Kwamie
                                                                                                      Health policy and systems research consultant

                                                                                                        Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
                                                                                                        Co-Founder Flutterwave, Co-founder Andela

                                                                                                          France A. Córdova
                                                                                                          Director of the US National Science Foundation

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

                                                                                                            Solomon Assefa | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                              Solomon Assefa
                                                                                                              Director of IBM Research – Africa

                                                                                                              Arthur Zang | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                Arthur Zang
                                                                                                                CEO, Himore Medical and Creator of Cardiopad

                                                                                                                NEF GG 2018 | Speakers

                                                                                                                  Adam Sneyd
                                                                                                                  Associate Professor, University of Guelph, Canada.

                                                                                                                  NEF GG 2018 Speakers | Agnes Binagwaho

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

                                                                                                                    NEF gg2018 Speakers | Ousmane Badiane

                                                                                                                      Ousmane Badiane
                                                                                                                      Director for Africa at the International Food Policy Research Institute

                                                                                                                      NEF GG 2018 Speakers | Agnes Binagwaho

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

                                                                                                                          Brian Turyabagye
                                                                                                                          Co-inventor of the MamaOpe

                                                                                                                            France A. Córdova
                                                                                                                            Director of the US National Science Foundation

                                                                                                                            Dougbeh Nyan | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                              Dougbeh Christopher Nyan
                                                                                                                              Liberian Doctor and Creator of Nyan Test

                                                                                                                              Professor Tumani Corrah

                                                                                                                                Tumani Corrah
                                                                                                                                Director of Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF)

                                                                                                                                  Abdigani Diriye
                                                                                                                                  Research scientist and manager at IBM Research Africa

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

                                                                                                                                    Dr. Connie Nshemereirwe

                                                                                                                                      Connie Nshemereirwe
                                                                                                                                      Independent Educator & Researcher

                                                                                                                                      Dougbeh Nyan | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                        Dougbeh Christopher Nyan
                                                                                                                                        Liberian Doctor and Creator of Nyan Test

                                                                                                                                          Kevin Dzobo
                                                                                                                                          Senior Research Scientist at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

                                                                                                                                            Jonathan Mboyo Esole
                                                                                                                                            Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Northeastern University

                                                                                                                                            Eliane Ubalijoro | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                              Éliane Ubalijoro
                                                                                                                                              Executive Director of C.L.E.A.R

                                                                                                                                              Edgar Pieterse | NEF GG 2018

                                                                                                                                                Edgar Pieterse
                                                                                                                                                Founding Director of the African Centre for Cities (ACC)

                                                                                                                                                  France A. Córdova
                                                                                                                                                  Director of the US National Science Foundation

                                                                                                                                                    Yabebal Fantaye
                                                                                                                                                    Junior Research Chair at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

                                                                                                                                                      Gadi Ndahumba
                                                                                                                                                      Legal Counsel, Africal Legal Support Facility

                                                                                                                                                      Aminata Gabra

                                                                                                                                                        Aminata Garba
                                                                                                                                                        Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Africa.

                                                                                                                                                        NEF 2018 Speakers GG 2018

                                                                                                                                                          Tembine Hamidou
                                                                                                                                                          Global Network Assistant Professor at New York University

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

                                                                                                                                                              Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
                                                                                                                                                              Co-Founder Flutterwave, Co-founder Andela

                                                                                                                                                                Ingrid Wünning Tschol
                                                                                                                                                                Senior Vice President Strategy at Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                                                                                                                                                  Justus Masa
                                                                                                                                                                  Leader of Electrocatalysis and Energy Conversion at the Center for Electrochemical Sciences, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

                                                                                                                                                                    Jonathan Mboyo Esole
                                                                                                                                                                    Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Northeastern University

                                                                                                                                                                      Jean Palutikof
                                                                                                                                                                      Director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

                                                                                                                                                                        Thomas Kariuki
                                                                                                                                                                        Director of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa

                                                                                                                                                                          Aku Kwamie
                                                                                                                                                                          Health policy and systems research consultant

                                                                                                                                                                            Rym Kefi
                                                                                                                                                                            Associate Professor (PhD, Habilitation to Supervise Research) at the Institut Pasteur of Tunis

                                                                                                                                                                              Kevin Dzobo
                                                                                                                                                                              Senior Research Scientist at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

                                                                                                                                                                                Katrin Rehak-Nitsche
                                                                                                                                                                                Head of Department Science and Research of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                                                                                                                                                                NEF Speakers | Klaus von Kltizing

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    Mamadou Kaba
                                                                                                                                                                                    Principal Investigator & Director of AfriMERG

                                                                                                                                                                                    Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                      Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego
                                                                                                                                                                                      Board member, KPMG - France

                                                                                                                                                                                        Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga
                                                                                                                                                                                        Founder and CEO, SMIN Power Group

                                                                                                                                                                                          Maha Nasr
                                                                                                                                                                                          Associate Professor and researcher of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Egypt

                                                                                                                                                                                            Justus Masa
                                                                                                                                                                                            Leader of Electrocatalysis and Energy Conversion at the Center for Electrochemical Sciences, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Jonathan Mboyo Esole
                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Northeastern University

                                                                                                                                                                                              NEF 2018 Speaker | Romain Murenzi

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mamadou Kaba
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Principal Investigator & Director of AfriMERG

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Founder and CEO, SMIN Power Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maha Nasr
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Associate Professor and researcher of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Egypt

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sanuhska Naidoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Senior Lecturer, Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dougbeh Nyan | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dougbeh Christopher Nyan
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Liberian Doctor and Creator of Nyan Test

                                                                                                                                                                                                          NEF Speakers | Nelson Torto

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Peter Ngene
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant professor, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Neil Turok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                AIMS Founder and Director of Perimeter Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gadi Ndahumba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Legal Counsel, Africal Legal Support Facility

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oshiorenoya Agabi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CEO, Koniku Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NEF gg2018 Speakers | Ousmane Badiane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ousmane Badiane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Director for Africa at the International Food Policy Research Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tolulope Olugboji
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maryland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Professor Tolu Oni

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tolu Oni
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Associate Professor, Co-Chair Global Young Academy

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Professor Peter Strohschneider

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Peter Strohschneider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              President, German Research Foundation DFG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Edgar Pieterse | NEF GG 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Edgar Pieterse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Founding Director of the African Centre for Cities (ACC)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jean Palutikof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Peter Ngene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Assistant professor, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rym Kefi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Associate Professor (PhD, Habilitation to Supervise Research) at the Institut Pasteur of Tunis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Katrin Rehak-Nitsche
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Head of Department Science and Research of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Board member, KPMG - France

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NEF 2018 Speaker | Romain Murenzi

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Professor Peter Strohschneider

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Peter Strohschneider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                President, German Research Foundation DFG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Founder and CEO, SMIN Power Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sanuhska Naidoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Senior Lecturer, Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Solomon Assefa | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Solomon Assefa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Director of IBM Research – Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NEF GG 2018 | Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adam Sneyd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Associate Professor, University of Guelph, Canada.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Professor Saskia Sassen | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thomas Kariuki
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Director of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tolulope Olugboji
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maryland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ingrid Wünning Tschol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Senior Vice President Strategy at Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NEF 2018 Speakers GG 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tembine Hamidou
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Global Network Assistant Professor at New York University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NEF Speakers | Nelson Torto

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brian Turyabagye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Co-inventor of the MamaOpe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Neil Turok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AIMS Founder and Director of Perimeter Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thierry Zomahoun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AIMS President and CEO & NEF Founder and Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Professor Tolu Oni

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tolu Oni
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Associate Professor, Co-Chair Global Young Academy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Professor Tumani Corrah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tumani Corrah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Director of Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF)

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eliane Ubalijoro | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Éliane Ubalijoro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Executive Director of C.L.E.A.R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ingrid Wünning Tschol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Senior Vice President Strategy at Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Board member, KPMG - France

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yabebal Fantaye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Junior Research Chair at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arthur Zang | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Arthur Zang
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CEO, Himore Medical and Creator of Cardiopad

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thierry Zomahoun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AIMS President and CEO & NEF Founder and Chair