Software Deadline:  5 June 2020

The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) threatens to undo the hard-earned well being, financial and social growth positive factors that Africa has registered since 2000. COVID-19 has overrun well-resourced healthcare programs of some developed and creating international locations and a number of other organizations, together with WHO, have issued cautionary statements encouraging African international locations to spice up their healthcare capabilities to assembly the upcoming surge in infections.

Africa historically is dependent upon exterior provides of medical tools, diagnostic reagents and instruments, protecting gear and medicines. With a world scramble for restricted medical provides, Africa could have to show inwards. The continent could must leverage the restricted expertise and innovation capabilities, harness and stimulate its full entrepreneurial expertise to reply, deepen nationwide and regional provide chains and optimise world information partnerships to satisfy the challenges posed by COVID-19 and past.

It’s on this regards that the United Nations Financial Fee for Africa (ECA) and its companions are happy to ask researchers, corporations, private and non-private growth businesses, authorities leaders, innovators, youths and growth companions to showcase their improvements on the first Africa Innovation and Funding Discussion board 2020 with a concentrate on COVID-19, from 15-19 June 2020.

The Innovation Problem 2020

The Innovation Problem 2020 of the Discussion board seeks to establish and showcase a number of the high applied sciences and improvements from throughout Africa and past; discover funding and market wants and; establish enterprise alternatives within the following areas:

     i.            Reasonably priced fast testing;

    ii.            Improve medical gadgets and private safety gear design and fabrication

    iii.            Various instruments for environment friendly and efficient contact tracing and isolation

    iv.            Growth and manufacturing of potential medication and vaccines in Africa


The Innovation Problem 2020 is open to all corporations, people, analysis centres, innovation hubs, universities and institutes in addition to authorities leaders and businesses and enterprise leaders of all sizes and ages.


  • Apart from the alternatives to satisfy enterprise and authorities leaders, the highest 20 improvements chosen in every of the 5 classes can be profiled on the ECA and companions’ web sites on the Tech Market and Exhibition for Entrepreneurs and Buyers; and the highest 10 in every class can be given the chance to persuade and get the assist of governments, buyers and potential companions and collaborators.

Ship your submissions to: Mr. Gedion Workneh at: [email protected] and
Mr. Asfaw Yitna, at 
[email protected]

Submission deadline: 17:00 hrs East African Time of 05 June 2020.

For extra additional questions: Dr. Victor Konde at [email protected]

For Extra Info:

Go to the Official Webpage of the Africa Innovation and Funding Discussion board 2020 – COVID-19 Innovation Problem

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