May/12
Innovation in African Cities: History, Governance, and Entrepreneurship

UrbanAfrica is pleased to invite you to a panel on "Innovation in African Cities: History, Governance, and Entrepreneurship." The topics to be addressed include an overview of the trajectory of innovation in Africa's history; governmental and institutional frameworks to encourage innovation in East African countries; and a discussion of how young African entrepreneurs shape and navigate the innovation ecosystem. Lunch will be served.

Panelists:
- Warigia Bowman, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
- Anna Ekeledo, Head of Secretariat, AfriLabs
- Paula Ingabire, former Head of ICT, Rwanda Development Board & SDM Fellow, MIT
- C.Clapperton Mavhunga, Associate Professor, MIT Science, Technology and Society

Moderator:
- Heba Khalil, Associate Professor, Architecture Department, Cairo University Faculty of Engineering & 2016-7 Hurbert H. Humphrey Fellow, MIT

Sponsors:
- Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, MIT
- International Development Group, DUSP MIT
- Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, MIT
- Urban Information Systems Group, DUSP MIT
- DUSP Student Council, MIT