The second edition of Africa Innovation Summit (AIS 2018), which will take place for the period 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, will focus on innovation as a tool to address Africa’s pressing challenges, such as poverty, health, education, food security and Good Governance. The AIS is about seeking disruptive solutions to Africa’s challenges. Importantly, innovation, for the AIS, is not just about science and technology, it encompasses all sectors.
International IDEA, in partnership with the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) and Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) are pleased to announce that they will jointly organize a special side event on “Innovations in Electoral Democracy in Africa” on 5 June 2018. The one-day event will focus on three critical areas: The application of block chain technology to elections, new tools for collating and transfer of election results securely, and enhancing participation in elections. The event will provide an opportunity to undertake a dialogue that cuts across sectors and interests to identify innovative solutions, share experiences among African countries, and create coalitions able to advance the agenda of innovating to address the challenge of organizing credible and transparent elections in Africa.