THE PROGRAMME

08:00 - 08:30 Registration

08:30 - 08:40 Welcome Remarks: Botswana Innovation Hub, Chief Executive Officer, Mr Alan Boshwaen
08:40 - 08:50 Remarks by the SADC Executive Secretary

08:50 - 09:00 Remarks by Mr Ilari Lindy, Senior Expert, SAIS 2 Programme

09:00 - 09:15 Official Opening: Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science & Technology, Hon. Moiseraele Master Goya

09:15 - 09:20 Vote of Thanks: Botswana Innovation Hub Board Member
09:20 - 09:40 Networking tea and coffee break


Moderator: llari Lindy -  Lead Expert, SAIS 2 Programme, Namibia

  •  Audrey Verhaeghe: Chairman of SA Innovation Summit, South Africa    
  •  Anneline Morgan: Senior Programme Officer Science, Technology and Innovation, Directorate of Industrial Development and Trade, SADC Secretariat, Botswana
  •  Tshepo Tsheko: Director of Marketing and Partnerships, Botswana Innovation Hub, Botswana 

10 Minute Q & A Session

Moderator: Alexandra Fraser - Director of Fraser Consulting, South Africa

  • Kennedy Liswani: CEO & Founder, Elephonic Mobile Technology, Namibia
  • Raymond Ledwaba: CEO at ITTHYNK, South Africa 
  • Catherinerose Barretto: Co-Founder of 10, Tanzania

10 Minute Q & A Session

Moderator: Yandile Nuku - Founder of Giqmedia, Botswana

  • Tumelo Mapila: CEO of Focus Surveys, Botswana 
  • Marnix van Holland: Programme Development Manager, Entrepreneurship support - Hivos, The Netherlands

10 minute Q&A Session

Moderator: Alana Kruger - Senior Analyst, The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability, South Africa

  • Thomas Festerling: Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer of GreenTec Capital Group, Germany. 
  • Evelyn Kaingu: CEO of Lupiya, Zambia
  • Thabiso Mashaba: Injini EdTech Ventures, Botswana 

10 minute Q & A Session

Jari Rantala, Serverless Cloud Competence Lead, Siili Solutions


Moderator: Ms Gladys Kivati - Inclusive Business Specialist, BoP Innovation Center, Kenya

  • Advanced IT Training & Online Incubator for Women. 
    • Carolyne Ekyarisiima: CEO and Founder of Apps &Girls, Tanzania 
  • Economic Inclusion Incubator. 
    • Reginald Botha: Co-Founder, Mashup Community Development, South Africa 
  • Dololearn - Piloting Future Education in Namibia. 
    • Elizabeth John: Project Assistant, Dololearn, Namibia
  • Ntaka Hyperlocal Soil Health Advisory Services. 
    • Benjamin Warr: CEO of BetterWorld Energy, Zambia
  • Universities, Industries and Government Co-creation Platform. 
    • Wame Raseonyana: University of Botswana, Botswana

10 minute Q & A Session

Dr Flora Ismail Tibazarwa, Programme Director, SAIS 2 Programme, Namibia

Thursday 19 September
08:30 - 10:45
OPENING CEREMONY

08:00 - 08:30 Registration

08:30 - 08:40 Welcome Remarks: Botswana Innovation Hub, Chief Executive Officer, Mr Alan Boshwaen
08:40 - 08:50 Remarks by the SADC Executive Secretary

08:50 - 09:00 Remarks by Mr Ilari Lindy, Senior Expert, SAIS 2 Programme

09:00 - 09:15 Official Opening: Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science & Technology, Hon. Moiseraele Master Goya

09:15 - 09:20 Vote of Thanks: Botswana Innovation Hub Board Member
09:20 - 09:40 Networking tea and coffee break


Thursday 19 September
09:45 - 10:45
Panel Discussion: Innovation Ecosystems for Entrepreneurs in SADC

Moderator: llari Lindy -  Lead Expert, SAIS 2 Programme, Namibia

  •  Audrey Verhaeghe: Chairman of SA Innovation Summit, South Africa    
  •  Anneline Morgan: Senior Programme Officer Science, Technology and Innovation, Directorate of Industrial Development and Trade, SADC Secretariat, Botswana
  •  Tshepo Tsheko: Director of Marketing and Partnerships, Botswana Innovation Hub, Botswana 

10 Minute Q & A Session

Thursday 19 September
10:50 - 11:30
Panel Discussion: The Future of Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Alexandra Fraser - Director of Fraser Consulting, South Africa

  • Kennedy Liswani: CEO & Founder, Elephonic Mobile Technology, Namibia
  • Raymond Ledwaba: CEO at ITTHYNK, South Africa 
  • Catherinerose Barretto: Co-Founder of 10, Tanzania

10 Minute Q & A Session

Thursday 19 September
11:35 - 12:05
Fireside Chat: The Future of Networking

Moderator: Yandile Nuku - Founder of Giqmedia, Botswana

  • Tumelo Mapila: CEO of Focus Surveys, Botswana 
  • Marnix van Holland: Programme Development Manager, Entrepreneurship support - Hivos, The Netherlands

10 minute Q&A Session

Thursday 19 September
12:10 - 12:50
Panel Discussion: The Future of Funding

Moderator: Alana Kruger - Senior Analyst, The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability, South Africa

  • Thomas Festerling: Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer of GreenTec Capital Group, Germany. 
  • Evelyn Kaingu: CEO of Lupiya, Zambia
  • Thabiso Mashaba: Injini EdTech Ventures, Botswana 

10 minute Q & A Session

Thursday 19 September
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break
Thursday 19 September
14:05 - 14:25
Lightning Talk: Entrepreneurs and Technology - The Future of Cloud Computing.

Jari Rantala, Serverless Cloud Competence Lead, Siili Solutions


Thu 19 Sept
14:30 - 15:15
SAIS 2 Inclusive Innovation Projects Showcase

Moderator: Ms Gladys Kivati - Inclusive Business Specialist, BoP Innovation Center, Kenya

  • Advanced IT Training & Online Incubator for Women. 
    • Carolyne Ekyarisiima: CEO and Founder of Apps &Girls, Tanzania 
  • Economic Inclusion Incubator. 
    • Reginald Botha: Co-Founder, Mashup Community Development, South Africa 
  • Dololearn - Piloting Future Education in Namibia. 
    • Elizabeth John: Project Assistant, Dololearn, Namibia
  • Ntaka Hyperlocal Soil Health Advisory Services. 
    • Benjamin Warr: CEO of BetterWorld Energy, Zambia
  • Universities, Industries and Government Co-creation Platform. 
    • Wame Raseonyana: University of Botswana, Botswana

10 minute Q & A Session

Thu 19 Sept
15:20
Vote of Thanks

Dr Flora Ismail Tibazarwa, Programme Director, SAIS 2 Programme, Namibia

Thu 19 Sept
14:00 - 18:00
Viewing of Exhibitions
In partnership with
Botswana Innovation Hub
SAIS Network