Hi guys, trust you had a great weekend. There are several interesting events lined up this week on the African tech scene. However, with the new trend of hosting events online, most of them will hold virtually.
We have curated a list of some major virtual events. They come up between December 14 – 19, 2020.
Digitalisation of African Agriculture Initiative
On Tuesday, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) will be handing over its Digitalisation of African Agriculture (D4Ag) initiative to Wageningen University and Research (WUR) during a virtual event.
The D4Ag initiative started in June 2019 with the partnership of CTA and Dalberg Advisors to launch the Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report – 2018/2019. This report was touted as the first of its kind.
This baseline report for Africa (global) highlights the state of digital solutions in enabling the transformation of African agriculture. However, with the closure of CTA at the end of December 2020, the team has found a new home for its Digital Agriculture initiative.
During the webinar, the new home for the CTA’s D4Ag Initiative will be officially unveiled and WUR will showcase some of its Digital Agriculture works.
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM
You can register for the virtual event here.
TC Space 2020
This week, TC will be hosting SPACE 2020, its first-ever dedicated space event. The two-day conference will host several sessions with topics like Asteroid Rocks and Moon Landings, Building Up a Business Looking Down at Earth and Sourcing Tech for Securing Space.
The conference will also present the opportunity to network with the innovators changing the space industry, discover the hottest early-stage companies, learn how to score grants for your space company, recruit talent or even find a job.
The event will be hosting NASA’s head of the Human Spaceflight Office Kathryn Lueders, Rocket Lab CEO and founder Peter Beck among others.
Date: Wednesday, 16 December – Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM
You can register for the conference here.
TechPreneur: Tech for Africa event
Today, IBM, Revelio and Wealth Secrets will be hosting TechPreneur – a Tech for Africa event to help students build their skills and create a career in tech.
The event will feature topics like careers in Enterprise Computing, where participants will learn enterprise computing skills not often taught in schools.
Other topics include Hands-on Coding Fun and Pitch Like a Pro session which will teach how a pitch deck could showcase your innovative entrepreneurial spirit and boost your potential for access to funding
Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM
You can register for the event here.
Port Harcourt Int’l Science and Technology Expo 2020
This week, The Youths For Greater Africa Initiative will be hosting Port Harcourt Int’l Science and Technology Expo 2020.
The event will host a hackathon called Hack the Future, as well as an expo to share knowledge and innovations.
The event will host Argumented Reality and Data Analyst, Marshella Hopman; The Growth Coach, Noela Ugwu; and James Allen of Knowledge First Empowerment Center in the USA among others.
Date: Wednesday, 16 December – Sunday, December 20, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
You can register for the Expo here.
Perspectives on the Future of Responsible AI in Africa
On Monday, the Montreal AI Ethics Institute will be partnering with RAIN-Africa to host a workshop that will dive into the future of Responsible AI in Africa, from different perspectives.
The event will bring emerging researchers to discuss and build joint projects on the ethical and social challenges arising at the interface of technology and human values.
The workshop will use a flipped classroom model that will involve participants reading up and researching on selected topics before showing up at the event.
During the event, participants will be split into groups to discuss and take notes after which they will reconvene and share their findings with the larger group.
Date: Monday, 14 December, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM
You can register for the workshop here.
That’s all from here guys. We will be sharing some exciting updates next week. Have a great week ahead!
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