Africa Gathering 2013 London 5th Anniversary


“The next generation of Africans are determined to make a difference… I’m looking forward to the next 10-20 years and the dynamic Africa we’re going to have” – Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary general

Things you need to know: Where, When and How much

  • Where: BBC Broadcasting House Portland Place London W1A 1AA
  • When: June 21st and 22nd, Friday from 2pm to 6pm and Saturday from 11am to 5pm
  • How much: Prices varies from £15, choose your tickets, we would love to see you.
  • Where does the Money Go: Money goes on Food and Drink and Logistics


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The Theme

“Hands on technology: The rise of the makers, the dynamic and the disruptive thinkers of Africa”

The Details

LONDON SPECIAL EDITION - Hosted by the BBC Africa Team, Africa Gathering celebrates its fifth anniversary with a conference showcasing the rise of African women in the technology sector in Africa, and ideas that have emerged in recent times across the continent, and to discuss some of the challenges still present around funding and investment.

Also this year, through a special series of themed presentations, we will highlight and debate the rise of women in technology across Africa.

Africa Gathering 2013 will be a key event for women innovators and investors who want to discover and invest in African technology ecosystems.

“We will demonstrate how African innovators — especially women — are moving fast and taking the lead in developing amazing local technological solutions,” said conference curator Marieme Jamme

“We also aim to demystify the relationship between investors and African entrepreneurs.”

During the two-day event experts and important thinkers will inspire delegates with in-depth panels, educational presentations and thought leadership sessions, which aim to develop and build relationships. By highlighting grassroots, emerging technologies, and solutions relevant to Africa, we wish to offer a new perspective that will encourage active involvement from Africa-focused businesses, investors, and funders.

You will have a chance to take peek at this year’s line-up and network with some remarkable thinkers of Africa. Remember to get your ticket early, stake your claim on a place to meet and mingle with our network.

The Key Speakers

  • Vera Kwakofi- Current Affairs Editor- BBC Africa
  • Caroline Whaley – GM, Creative Development – Nike Foundation
  • Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock- Space Scientist
  • Paul-Harry Aithnard- Group Head of Securities, Asset Management & Research – Ecobank Group
  • Jamie Drummond- Executive Director at ONE.
  • Caroline Kende- Robb - Executive Director- Africa Progress Panel
  • Ken Banks- Founder of Kiwanja and Frontline SMS
  • Miriam Quansah- Social Media Producer- BBC Africa
  • Read more about our speakers here.

The Event at a Glance (More details to follow)

Day One

Rountables on Women and Entrepreneurship and Investment for Innovation in Africa: In partnership with Venture Capital for Africa delegates will discuss the role of women and technology in Africa and share best practices and methodologies.

Day Two

Plenary sessions with presentations by a range of speakers showcasing their businesses, technology applications and ideas

Brainstorming sessions will take place during the day to allow more informal interactions between attendees under our palaver tree.

Are you interested in Sponsorship?

If you are interested in supporting Africa Gathering in any kind or volunteer Please contact the Africa Gathering team of volunteers We would love to hear from you!


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