On its mark on half a decade running in our continent, the most prestigious Pan-African innovation award will be hosted in Botswana this year.
A collaboration forged by the African Innovation Foundation and Botswana’s government – particularly the ministry of infrastructure, science and technology and Botswana Innovation Hub led to the next award ceremony hosted in Gaborone, Botswana.
Upon its fifth year IPA has brought 6000 innovators from 50 countries in our continent together in normalizing a culture of innovations that provide as solutions to our tailored sociopolitical, environmental and economic problems.
This year, IPA’s is running under the theme ‘Made in Africa’ – a befitting theme in normalizing the culture of entrepreneurial innovators. According to Walter Fust, AIF Chairman, the ‘Made in Africa’ proclaims a message of enterprise and prosperity for African innovators. He further added that he encourages more Africans, especially young Africans and women to catalyze transformation through innovation for the broader community and their respective economies.
The IPA is one of the very few hubs that recognize and empower the African innovator, with prizes ranging from USD 100 000.00 TO USD 5000.00 for innovators who are selected as top-tier of the bunch, their prizes also include business development support post the event. Innovations such as Adnane Remmals formula that reduce health risks between cattle to human who received the grand prize of 100 000 dollars last year.
The event will be hosted in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone in June this year.