Djembe Consultants Partners Afrilabs To Develop Report On African Innovation Amid COVID-19


Sept. 15, 2020, 4:39 p.m.

Two African-focused companies, Djembe Consultants and Afrilabs, have partnered to develop a report on the future of African innovations amidst the global pandemic.

Both companies are committed to telling the African stories, projecting developments, and encouraging innovations and entrepreneurship in the continent hence the report will cover trends and opportunities in technology.

It will also encapsulate the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the framing of a regional policy discussion around African innovation.

The report will be unveiled during the 5th edition of Afrilabs Virtual Annual Gathering dubbed “Building A Resilient Innovative Africa. This comes off from the 12th of October and ends on the 14th of the same month.

The report has three themes which are Scaling Homegrown Innovations Beyond Borders; Driving Innovation Inclusivity – Women, Youth, and Informal Markets; and Strengthening Policy Development to Encourage R&D and Innovation.

The Report will also gather powerful perspectives on the ingredients in building innovation resilience in Africa across sectors including agriculture, energy, health, ICT, and other fundamental sectors such as education, finance, and services.

Speaking on the report, Director of Strategy, AfriLabs, Nekesa Were said, “AfriLabs is excited to have Africa’s leading communications consultancy, Djembe Consultants, on board as a partner for this year’s AfriLabs Virtual Annual Gathering. This year’s Annual Gathering will see a robust dialogue on how to build a resilient innovative Africa. Given COVID-19’s economic impact on our network members, the dialogue around strengthening the innovation ecosystem is so critical for when Africa emerges from this global pandemic.”

This year’s edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2020 will be virtual with conversations centered around building a resilient innovative Africa by leveraging collaborations, communities, and Africa’s innate ability to build.

As part of the partnership, Djembe Consultants will be having customized training workshops for AfriLabs community members and partner hubs across the continent.

Djembe Consultants is the official communications partner for AfriLab’s virtual annual gathering.

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