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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

                Albert G. Zeufack
                Chief Economist of Africa, The World Bank

                  Alice Kilonzo-Zulu
                  MD, Ecobank Rwanda

                    Amanda Weltman
                    South African Research Chair in Physical Cosmology

                      Amina Mohamed
                      Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kenya

                      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

                                  Chelsea Barabas
                                  Research Scientist at MIT

                                    Christian Benimana
                                    Director, Rwanda Programs, MASS Design Group

                                      Claver Gatete
                                      Minister of Finance of Rwanda

                                      Dr. Connie Nshemereirwe

                                        Connie Nshemereirwe
                                        Independent Educator & Researcher

                                          Didier Acouetey
                                          Founder and President of AfricSearch Group

                                          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

                                                    Eliza Anyangwe
                                                    Founder, The Nzinga Effect

                                                    Eugene Mutimura

                                                      Eugene Mutimura
                                                      Minister of Education, Republic of Rwanda

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

                                                          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 PedalTap

                                                                  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

                                                                          Haruo Takeda
                                                                          Corporate Chief Engineer, Hitachi, Ltd.

                                                                          Heide Hackmann

                                                                            Heide Hackmann
                                                                            Executive Director of the International Council for Science

                                                                              Howard Alper
                                                                              Chair, Canvassing Committee, Global Excellence Initiative, and Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa

                                                                                Ingrid Wünning Tschol
                                                                                Senior Vice President Strategy at Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                                                                  Jake Bright
                                                                                  Contributor on Africa at TechCrunch and Crunchbase. Award Winning Author of The Next Africa

                                                                                  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

                                                                                          Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
                                                                                          President of the European Research Council

                                                                                            Joelle Pineau
                                                                                            Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the School of Computer Science at McGill University

                                                                                              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
                                                                                                            Senior Vice-President of Science and Research at 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

                                                                                                                  Komminist Weldermariam
                                                                                                                  IBM-Research Africa, Kenya

                                                                                                                    Lerato Mbele
                                                                                                                    Presenter, Africa Business Report, BBC World News

                                                                                                                      Lucy Quist
                                                                                                                      President of AIMS Ghana

                                                                                                                        Lutz Ziob
                                                                                                                        Dean of the 4Afrika Academy at Microsoft

                                                                                                                          Macky Sall
                                                                                                                          President of Senegal

                                                                                                                            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

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

                                                                                                                                    Manuela Veloso
                                                                                                                                    Professor & Head of the Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University

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

                                                                                                                                        Michelle Gregory
                                                                                                                                        Vice-President of Content and Innovation, Elsevier

                                                                                                                                          Moussa Dembele
                                                                                                                                          CEO, Danapay

                                                                                                                                            Naheed Kurji
                                                                                                                                            President and CEO of Cyclica

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

                                                                                                                                                Nathalie Munyampenda
                                                                                                                                                Managing Director, Next Einstein Forum

                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                              Patrick McSharry
                                                                                                                                                              Professor at CMU-Africa

                                                                                                                                                                Patrick Nsenga Buchana
                                                                                                                                                                CEO of AC Group Ltd

                                                                                                                                                                Paul Stoffels | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                  Paul Stoffels
                                                                                                                                                                  Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                    Paulina Jaramillo
                                                                                                                                                                    Co-director of the Green Design Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                              Prince K. Osei
                                                                                                                                                                              Project Developer for Quantum Leap Africa (QLA)

                                                                                                                                                                                Prosper Ngabonziza
                                                                                                                                                                                Scientist at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Germany

                                                                                                                                                                                  Rocio A Diaz-Chavez
                                                                                                                                                                                  Deputy Director for Research and Energy and Climate Change Programme Leader at the Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre

                                                                                                                                                                                  NEF 2018 Speaker | Romain Murenzi

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

                                                                                                                                                                                      Ron Mobed
                                                                                                                                                                                      Chief Executive Officer, Elsevier

                                                                                                                                                                                        Rose Muturi
                                                                                                                                                                                        East Africa Regional Director at TALA

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            Rym Kefi
                                                                                                                                                                                            Associate Professor, Institut Pasteur of Tunis

                                                                                                                                                                                              Sam Yala
                                                                                                                                                                                              International Account Manager of Security Products in Worldline, Belgium

                                                                                                                                                                                                Samaya Nissanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                Assistant Professor, Radboud University, Netherlands

                                                                                                                                                                                                  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)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Simon Ehui
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Director of Food and Agriculture Global Practice, The World Bank

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Solomon Assefa | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Steve Mutabazi
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chief Investment Strategist, Rwanda Development Board

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tatsuo Arai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director for Special Missions, Department of International Affairs, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                NEF 2018 Speakers GG 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tembine Hamidou
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Global Network Assistant Professor at New York University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Temie Giwa-Tubosun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fondatrice et PDG, LifeBank

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tracey McNeill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CEO of babyl Rwanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Professor Tumani Corrah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tumani Corrah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director of Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Uta-Micaela Dürig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vice Chair of the Board of Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Veerle Berbers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Senior Advisor Impact Investing

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vincent Biruta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Minister of Environment, Republic of Rwanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vinet Coetzee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vinet Coetzee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Virginia (Ginger) Smith-Swintosky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mental Health Global Program Leader, Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wilfred Ndifon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director of Research, AIMS Global Network

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Youssef Travaly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vice-President of Science Innovation & Institutional Partnerships, Next Einstein Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yves Mugabo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Albert G. Zeufack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chief Economist of Africa, The World Bank

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alice Kilonzo-Zulu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MD, Ecobank Rwanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Amanda Weltman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      South African Research Chair in Physical Cosmology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                France A. Córdova
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director of the US National Science Foundation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            President of the European Research Council

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jake Bright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Contributor on Africa at TechCrunch and Crunchbase. Award Winning Author of The Next Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vincent Biruta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Minister of Environment, Republic of Rwanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Patrick Nsenga Buchana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CEO of AC Group Ltd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Christian Benimana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Director, Rwanda Programs, MASS Design Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chamindie Punyadeera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Christian Benimana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Director, Rwanda Programs, MASS Design Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vice Chair of the Board of Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moussa Dembele
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CEO, Danapay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eugene Mutimura

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eugene Mutimura
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Minister of Education, Republic of Rwanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Eliza Anyangwe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Founder, The Nzinga Effect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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)

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 PedalTap

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Temie Giwa-Tubosun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fondatrice et PDG, LifeBank

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Michelle Gregory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vice-President of Content and Innovation, Elsevier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Howard Alper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chair, Canvassing Committee, Global Excellence Initiative, and Distinguished University Professor, University of Ottawa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Haruo Takeda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Corporate Chief Engineer, Hitachi, Ltd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ingrid Wünning Tschol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Senior Vice President Strategy at Robert Bosch Stiftung

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jake Bright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contributor on Africa at TechCrunch and Crunchbase. Award Winning Author of The Next Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jean Philbert Nsengimana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jean Philbert Nsengimana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Special Advisor, Smart Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              President of the European Research Council

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jean-Francois Gagné

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Joelle Pineau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the School of Computer Science at McGill University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kathryn Toure | NEF GG2018 Speakers

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Komminist Weldermariam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                IBM-Research Africa, Kenya

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Katrin Rehak-Nitsche
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Senior Vice-President of Science and Research at 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lerato Mbele
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Presenter, Africa Business Report, BBC World News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Manuela Veloso
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Professor & Head of the Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Michelle Gregory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vice-President of Content and Innovation, Elsevier

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Moussa Dembele
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CEO, Danapay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eugene Mutimura

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Eugene Mutimura
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Minister of Education, Republic of Rwanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Founder and CEO, SMIN Power Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nathalie Munyampenda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Managing Director, Next Einstein Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prince K. Osei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Project Developer for Quantum Leap Africa (QLA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Patrick Nsenga Buchana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CEO of AC Group Ltd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paulina Jaramillo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Co-director of the Green Design Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prince K. Osei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Project Developer for Quantum Leap Africa (QLA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Paul Stoffels | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Paul Stoffels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Prosper Ngabonziza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Scientist at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Germany

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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)

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rose Muturi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              East Africa Regional Director at TALA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rocio A Diaz-Chavez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Deputy Director for Research and Energy and Climate Change Programme Leader at the Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ron Mobed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chief Executive Officer, Elsevier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rym Kefi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Associate Professor, Institut Pasteur of Tunis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Katrin Rehak-Nitsche
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Senior Vice-President of Science and Research at 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)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Samaya Nissanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Professor, Radboud University, Netherlands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sam Yala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                International Account Manager of Security Products in Worldline, Belgium

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sayed Azam-Ali | NEF GG2018 Speakers

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve Mutabazi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chief Investment Strategist, Rwanda Development Board

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Solomon Assefa | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tatsuo Arai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director for Special Missions, Department of International Affairs, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Temie Giwa-Tubosun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fondatrice et PDG, LifeBank

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tracey McNeill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CEO of babyl Rwanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Uta-Micaela Dürig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vice Chair of the Board of Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eliane Ubalijoro | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Veerle Berbers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior Advisor Impact Investing

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vincent Biruta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Minister of Environment, Republic of Rwanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Virginia (Ginger) Smith-Swintosky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mental Health Global Program Leader, Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vinet Coetzee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vinet Coetzee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Manuela Veloso
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Professor & Head of the Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Amanda Weltman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              South African Research Chair in Physical Cosmology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Komminist Weldermariam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                IBM-Research Africa, Kenya

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yabebal Fantaye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ARETE-AIMS Junior Research Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yinka Adegoke | NEF GG 2018 Speakers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yinka Adegoke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Africa editor for Quartz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yves Mugabo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sam Yala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        International Account Manager of Security Products in Worldline, Belgium

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Albert G. Zeufack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chief Economist of Africa, The World Bank