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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.

    Abdigani Diriye
    Research scientist and manager at IBM Research Africa

    Abdoulaye | NEF Speakers 2018

      Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo
      Professor, UQAM & Chief Scientist My Intelligent Machines

      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

            Agnes Kalibata
            President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

              Aku Kwamie
              Health policy and systems research consultant

              Aminata Gabra

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

                Arthur Zang | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                  Arthur Zang
                  CEO, Himore Medical and Creator of Cardiopad

                    Brian Turyabagye
                    Co-inventor of the MamaOpe

                      Cedric Atangana
                      CEO of Infinity Space, Builder of WeCashUp

                        Chamindie Punyadeera
                        Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology

                        Dr. Connie Nshemereirwe

                          Connie Nshemereirwe
                          Independent Educator & Researcher

                          Dougbeh Nyan | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                            Dougbeh Christopher Nyan
                            Liberian Doctor and Creator of Nyan Test

                            Douglas Wallace | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                              Douglas Wallace
                              Director, Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

                              Edgar Pieterse | NEF GG 2018

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

                                Eliane Ubalijoro | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                  Éliane Ubalijoro
                                  Professor, McGill University & Executive Director, C.L.E.A.R

                                    France A. Córdova
                                    Director of the US National Science Foundation

                                      Gadi Ndahumba
                                      Legal Counsel, Africal Legal Support Facility

                                      Gaetan Siew | NEF gg2018 Speaker

                                        Gaetan Siew
                                        Chairperson of the Port Louis Development Initiative and Special Envoy for UN Habitat

                                          Genya Dana
                                          Head of Precision Medicine at the World Economic Forum

                                          Grace Nakibaala | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                            Grace Nakibaala
                                            Founder and CEO PetalTap

                                            Francoise Nibizi | NEF gg2018 Speakers

                                              Grâce-Françoise Nibizi
                                              Founder, SaCoDé & Ageteka Project

                                                H.E. Paul Kagame
                                                President of Rwanda

                                                Hans Bolscher | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                  Hans Bolscher
                                                  Senior Consultant Climate and Renewable Energy

                                                  Heide Hackmann

                                                    Heide Hackmann
                                                    Executive Director of the International Council for Science

                                                      Ingrid Wünning Tschol
                                                      Senior Vice President Strategy at Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                                        Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
                                                        Co-Founder Flutterwave, Co-founder Andela

                                                          Jean Palutikof
                                                          Director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

                                                          Jean Philbert Nsengimana

                                                            Jean Philbert Nsengimana
                                                            Special Advisor, Smart Africa

                                                            Jean-Francois Gagné

                                                              Jean-Francois Gagné
                                                              Co-founder and CEO of Element AI

                                                              NEF Speaker

                                                                Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba
                                                                Secretary-General & Spokesperson of Terrawatt Initiative

                                                                  Johannes Fruehauf
                                                                  CEO Bioloabs and Executive Director of LabCentral

                                                                  John Travis | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                    John Travis
                                                                    Managing Editor of News, Science

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

                                                                      Jose M F Moura | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                        José M. F. Moura
                                                                        Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor, CMU & IEEE President Elect

                                                                          Josh Ghaim, Ph.D.
                                                                          Chief Technology Officer, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies

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

                                                                            Kathryn Toure | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                              Kathryn Toure
                                                                              International Development Research Centre Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

                                                                                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)

                                                                                  NEF Speakers | Klaus von Kltizing

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

                                                                                      Lutz Ziob
                                                                                      Dean of the 4Afrika Academy at Microsoft

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

                                                                                        Mahmud Johnson | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                          Mahmud Johnson
                                                                                          Founder and CEO of J-Palm Libera

                                                                                            Mamadou Kaba
                                                                                            Principal Investigator and the Director of the African Microbiome and Epidemiology Research Group (AfriMERG) at the University of Cape Town

                                                                                              Naheed Kurji
                                                                                              President and CEO of Cyclica

                                                                                                Naser Faruqui
                                                                                                Director of Technology and Innovation, Canada’s International Development Research Centre

                                                                                                  Neil Turok
                                                                                                  AIMS Founder and Director of Perimeter Institute

                                                                                                  NEF Speakers | Nelson Torto

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

                                                                                                      Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga
                                                                                                      Founder and CEO, SMIN Power Group

                                                                                                      Dr. Nina Dudnik | NEF GG2018 Speaker

                                                                                                        Nina Dudnik
                                                                                                        Founder and CEO of Seeding Labs

                                                                                                          Oshiorenoya Agabi
                                                                                                          CEO, Koniku Inc.

                                                                                                          NEF gg2018 Speakers | Ousmane Badiane

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

                                                                                                            Paul Stoffels | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                              Paul Stoffels
                                                                                                              Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

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

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

                                                                                                                  Professor Peter Strohschneider

                                                                                                                    Peter Strohschneider
                                                                                                                    President, German Research Foundation DFG

                                                                                                                    Pierre Thiam | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                      Pierre Thiam
                                                                                                                      Celebrated chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and entrepreneur

                                                                                                                      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, Institut Pasteur of Tunis

                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                Sayed Azam-Ali | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                  Sayed Azam-Ali
                                                                                                                                  Chief Executive Officer of Crops For the Future (CFF)

                                                                                                                                  Seema Kumar

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

                                                                                                                                      Sidy Ndao
                                                                                                                                      Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln & Founder of SenEcole

                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                          Ministerin Theresia Bauer | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                            Theresia Bauer
                                                                                                                                            Minister of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden- Württemberg State, Germany

                                                                                                                                              Thierry Zomahoun
                                                                                                                                              AIMS President and CEO & NEF Founder and Chair

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

                                                                                                                                                Professor Tolu Oni

                                                                                                                                                  Tolu Oni
                                                                                                                                                  Associate Professor, Co-Chair Global Young Academy

                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                        Vinet Coetzee

                                                                                                                                                          Vinet Coetzee
                                                                                                                                                          Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria

                                                                                                                                                            Vladimir Šucha
                                                                                                                                                            Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

                                                                                                                                                            Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                              Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego
                                                                                                                                                              Board member, KPMG - France

                                                                                                                                                                Yabebal Fantaye
                                                                                                                                                                ARETE-AIMS Junior Research Chair

                                                                                                                                                                Yinka Adegoke | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                  Yinka Adegoke
                                                                                                                                                                  Africa editor for Quartz

                                                                                                                                                                    Agnes Kalibata
                                                                                                                                                                    President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

                                                                                                                                                                    NEF GG 2018 Speakers | Agnes Binagwaho

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

                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                          Abdoulaye | NEF Speakers 2018

                                                                                                                                                                            Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo
                                                                                                                                                                            Professor, UQAM & Chief Scientist My Intelligent Machines

                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                                        Brian Turyabagye
                                                                                                                                                                                        Co-inventor of the MamaOpe

                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                            Ministerin Theresia Bauer | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                              Theresia Bauer
                                                                                                                                                                                              Minister of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden- Württemberg State, Germany

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hans Bolscher | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hans Bolscher
                                                                                                                                                                                                Senior Consultant Climate and Renewable Energy

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chamindie Punyadeera
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cedric Atangana
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CEO of Infinity Space, Builder of WeCashUp

                                                                                                                                                                                                      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)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Douglas Wallace | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Douglas Wallace
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Director, Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                              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)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Abdoulaye | NEF Speakers 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Professor, UQAM & Chief Scientist My Intelligent Machines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Genya Dana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Head of Precision Medicine at the World Economic Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Nina Dudnik | NEF GG2018 Speaker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nina Dudnik
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Founder and CEO of Seeding Labs

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eliane Ubalijoro | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Éliane Ubalijoro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Professor, McGill University & Executive Director, 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ARETE-AIMS Junior Research Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Naser Faruqui
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Director of Technology and Innovation, Canada’s International Development Research Centre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Genya Dana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Head of Precision Medicine at the World Economic Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Francoise Nibizi | NEF gg2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Grâce-Françoise Nibizi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Founder, SaCoDé & Ageteka Project

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Grace Nakibaala | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Grace Nakibaala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Founder and CEO PetalTap

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gadi Ndahumba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Legal Counsel, Africal Legal Support Facility

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gaetan Siew | NEF gg2018 Speaker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gaetan Siew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chairperson of the Port Louis Development Initiative and Special Envoy for UN Habitat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aminata Gabra

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Josh Ghaim, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chief Technology Officer, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jean-Francois Gagné

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jean-Francois Gagné
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Co-founder and CEO of Element AI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Heide Hackmann

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heide Hackmann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Executive Director of the International Council for Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hans Bolscher | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hans Bolscher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Senior Consultant Climate and Renewable Energy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jean Philbert Nsengimana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jean Philbert Nsengimana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Special Advisor, Smart Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jean-Francois Gagné

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jean-Francois Gagné
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Co-founder and CEO of Element AI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Josh Ghaim, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chief Technology Officer, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jose M F Moura | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            José M. F. Moura
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor, CMU & IEEE President Elect

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NEF Speaker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Secretary-General & Spokesperson of Terrawatt Initiative

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jean Palutikof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mahmud Johnson | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mahmud Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Founder and CEO of J-Palm Libera

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kathryn Toure | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kathryn Toure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        International Development Research Centre Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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 and the Director of the African Microbiome and Epidemiology Research Group (AfriMERG) at the University of Cape Town

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Agnes Kalibata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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, Institut Pasteur of Tunis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Naheed Kurji
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          President and CEO of Cyclica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lutz Ziob
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dean of the 4Afrika Academy at Microsoft

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Board member, KPMG - France

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mahmud Johnson | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mahmud Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Founder and CEO of J-Palm Libera

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mamadou Kaba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Principal Investigator and the Director of the African Microbiome and Epidemiology Research Group (AfriMERG) at the University of Cape Town

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Founder and CEO, SMIN Power Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jose M F Moura | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              José M. F. Moura
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor, CMU & IEEE President Elect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Naser Faruqui
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director of Technology and Innovation, Canada’s International Development Research Centre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Naheed Kurji
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  President and CEO of Cyclica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Founder and CEO, SMIN Power Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Nina Dudnik | NEF GG2018 Speaker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nina Dudnik
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Founder and CEO of Seeding Labs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Paul Stoffels | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paul Stoffels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pierre Thiam | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pierre Thiam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Celebrated chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and entrepreneur

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        NEF Speaker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Secretary-General & Spokesperson of Terrawatt Initiative

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chamindie Punyadeera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jean Philbert Nsengimana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jean Philbert Nsengimana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Special Advisor, Smart Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rym Kefi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Associate Professor, 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)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sayed Azam-Ali | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sayed Azam-Ali
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chief Executive Officer of Crops For the Future (CFF)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sidy Ndao
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln & Founder of SenEcole

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Professor Peter Strohschneider

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Peter Strohschneider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    President, German Research Foundation DFG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Founder and CEO, SMIN Power Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NEF GG 2018 | Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adam Sneyd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Associate Professor, University of Guelph, Canada

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gaetan Siew | NEF gg2018 Speaker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gaetan Siew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chairperson of the Port Louis Development Initiative and Special Envoy for UN Habitat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Paul Stoffels | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paul Stoffels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ministerin Theresia Bauer | NEF GG2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Theresia Bauer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Minister of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden- Württemberg State, Germany

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eliane Ubalijoro | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Éliane Ubalijoro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Professor, McGill University & Executive Director, C.L.E.A.R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vladimir Šucha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vinet Coetzee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vinet Coetzee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wilfrid Lauriano do Rego
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Board member, KPMG - France

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ingrid Wünning Tschol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Senior Vice President Strategy at Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Douglas Wallace | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Douglas Wallace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Director, Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yabebal Fantaye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ARETE-AIMS Junior Research Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yinka Adegoke | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yinka Adegoke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Africa editor for Quartz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lutz Ziob
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dean of the 4Afrika Academy at Microsoft

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