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

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

Host

    H.E. Paul Kagame
    President of Rwanda

    SPEAKERS

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

      Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane
      Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa

      Paul Stoffels | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

        Paul Stoffels
        Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

          Vera Songwe
          Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

          Ministerin Theresia Bauer | NEF GG2018 Speakers

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

              Ron Mobed
              Chief Executive Officer, Elsevier

              NEF Speakers | Klaus von Kltizing

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

                  Uta-Micaela Dürig
                  Vice Chair of the Board of Management

                    Flavia Schlegel
                    Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences, the United Nations Cultural, Scientific and Educational Organization (UNESCO)

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

                        Mary Teuw Niane
                        Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation of Senegal

                          France A. Córdova
                          Director of the US National Science Foundation

                          Professor Peter Strohschneider

                            Peter Strohschneider
                            President, German Research Foundation DFG

                              Vincent Biruta
                              Minister of Environment, Republic of Rwanda

                              Seema Kumar

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

                                Solomon Assefa | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                  Solomon Assefa
                                  Vice President, IBM Research Africa and Emerging Market Solutions

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

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