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NEF Global Gatherings are exciting biennial global events where the world of science and technology meet on Africa soil to unveil breakthroughs in science, respond to existing challenges and look to the future. In this way, the NEF is unique.

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H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta
President of Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta is Kenya’s Fourth President. He has previously served as nominated Member of Parliament, Leader of Opposition, Minister for Local Government and Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance. Since taking office in 2013, President Kenyatta has often alluded that Kenya’s greatest resource is her people and has pursued a number of policy initiatives aimed at building this valuable human resource. One of these initiatives is the rollout of the country’s new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) intended to nurture the talents of young learners. Additionally, the government has ensured the implementation of a hundred per cent transition to secondary school.

H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta

President of the Republic of Kenya

H.E President Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda

H.E President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi

President of the Republic of Botswana

Aaron Cicehanover

Nobel Laureate Professor in the Technion in Haifa, Israel

Anita de Waard

VP of Research Collaborations at Elsevier

Connie Nshemereirwe

Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy

Jason Njoku

Founder and CEO, IROKO

Jennifer Blanke

Vice President Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank Group

Omar Cissé

CEO of InTouch SA

Richard J. Roberts

Nobel Laureate Chief Scientific Officer at New England Biolabs

Romain Murenzi

Executive Director of TWAS

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