NEF Global Gatherings are exciting biennial global events where the world of science and technology meet on earth to unveil breakthroughs in science, respond to existing challenges and look to the future.


Aaron Cicehanover

Nobel Laureate Professor in the Technion in Haifa, Israel

Adreata Muforo

Partner at TLcom Capital LLP

Andreas Diacon

Professor of Physiology and Principal Specialist in Pulmonology at the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.

Anita de Waard

VP of Research Collaborations at Elsevier

Arielle Kitio Tsamo

Astrid Eichhorn

Associate Professor at CP3-Origins at the University of Southern-Denmark

Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh

Healthcare Innovation Lead at the Philips Foundation and Senior Advisor on Innovation & Technology in the UN SDGPP.

Birali Runesha

Assistant Vice President for Research Computing and founding Director of the Research Computing Center (RCC) at The University of Chicago.

Connie Nshemereirwe

Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy

Fatiha Charradi

Vice President in charge of Agricultural Development- Domestic Market in OCP Group

Franca Hoffmann

Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor in Applied and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, USA

Francis Obirikorang

CEO and Co-founder of AgroCenta

Ghada Bassioni

Professor and the Head of the Chemistry Division at the Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo

Intan Hamdan-Livramento

Economist, Economics and Statistic Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland.

Jason Njoku

Founder and CEO, IROKO

Jennifer Blanke

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

Jonathan Mboyo Esole

Professor of Mathematics Northeastern University

Kamel Haddar

Founder ATLAS (Algerian Talents and Leaders Association), iMadrassa Tadamoun

Kathleen Siminyu

Regional Coordinator of the Artificial Intelligence for Development – Africa Network

Kavilan Moodley

Faculty University of KwaZulu-Natal

Kikonde Mwatela

Head of Operations Twiga Foods

Kommy Weldemariam

Master Inventor and the Chief Scientist of IBM Research – Africa

Lawrence Banks

Editor of the Journal of Virology and FEBS Journal

Lucy Muchiri

Associate Professor in the Department of Human Pathology, University of Nairobi´s School of Medicine

Luisa Villa

Leader in the clinical testing of HPV vaccines

Maricianah Onono

Research Specialist with the Kenya Medical Research Institute -Research Care and Training Programme (KEMRI-RCTP)

Michael Manirakiza

Chief Operating Officer of Plendify Inc.

Moussa Traoré

Chief Digital Officer at Sonatel (Orange Senegal)

Moustapha Fall

Acting Center President of AIMS-Senegal

Omar Cissé

CEO of InTouch SA

Peter Addo

head of DataLab at the French Development Agency (AFD), Paris, France

Prince Osei

Acting President of AIMS Ghana, Lead Scientist & Director for Quantum Leap Africa (QLA). 

Rebecca Finlay

Founder CIFAR’s global knowledge mobilization practice

Richard J. Roberts

Nobel Laureate Chief Scientific Officer at New England Biolabs

Romain Murenzi

Executive Director of TWAS

Samaya Nissanke

Assistant professor for the GRAPPA Centre for Excellence in Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics at the University of Amsterdam

Samuel Mensah

Co-founder and the CEO of BACE Group

Sandrine Boucher

Director of Innovation of AFD

Sudip Parikh

19th chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Tendekayi Katsiga

Founder Deaftronics (Pty) Ltd

Teresa Mbagaya

Founding Principal at Imaginable Futures

Thierry Zomahoun

President and CEO of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)

Viola Llewellyn

Co-founder and President of Ovamba Solutions, Inc.

Wilfred Ndifon

Professor of Theoretical Biology at AIMS

Yinka Adegoke

Editor of Quartz Africa

Yvonne Mburu

Founder and CEO of Nexakili


Ademola A. Adenle

Sustainable Development

Agnes Kiragga


Alpha Keita Kabinet


Badre Abdselam

Social Science

Blessing Mbabie

Public Health

Cheikh Sarr

Computer Science

Daniel Akinyele

Electrical Engineering

Dyllon Garth Randall

Chemical Engineering

Ebele R. I. Mogo

Public Health

Eric Lontchi Yimagou


Eucharia Oluchi Nwaichi


Geoffrey H. Siwo

Biology and Computer Science

Ibrahim Cisse

Physics and Biology

Jesse Gitaka


Jessica Nosizwe Thorn


Marian Asantewah Nkansah

Environmental Chemistry

Menattallah Elserafy

Assistant Professor at Center for Genomics, Zewail City of Science and Technology (ZC)

Obidimma Ezezika

Implementation Science

Ouma Cecil


R. Fanelwa Ajayi


Salome Maswime


Samson Rwahwire

Mechanical Engineering

Sara Suliman


Vidushi Neergheen

Biomedical Research

Zaheer Allam

Urban Resilience and Sustainability


Alda Manuel

Electrical and Electronic Engineer

Gladys Mosomtai

PhD fellow at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya

Joanitah Nalubega

Program Administration Lead at Refactory,

Oscar Jaime Antonio

Founder of Mwendya Investimentos (SU) Lda

Rachel Sibande

Founder mHub

Raissa Malu

Head, the Education Project, Congolese Ministry of Primary, Secondary and Technical Education.

Talla Ndiaye

Coordinating Member and Trainer at AfricaTechUp Tour

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