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Official release of BioInnovate Africa documentary

Official release of BioInnovate Africa documentary

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We cordially invite you to join us virtually on Thursday, 15 September 2022 at 4:00 pm East Africa Time (EAT), for the official release of the BioInnovate Africa video documentary on ‘Innovation in the Development Context of eastern Africa’.


4:00pm EATWelcoming note
4:05pm EATBackground to the documentary

      • Dr Julius Ecuru, Manager, BioInnovate Africa, icipe


4:15pm EATCommentary on the documentary by a panel of experts

      • Prof Dhanjay Jhurry, Managing Director of Uniciti Education Hub (UEH), Mauritius.
      • Dr Ann Kingiri, Director of Research and Innovation at the African Centre of Technology Studies (ACTS), Kenya & Secretariat, AfricaLics.
      • Prof Dr Christine Lang, Co-Chair of the International Advisory Committee on the Global Bioeconomy (IACGB), Germany.

 Moderator: Dr Flora Tibazarwa, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

5:00pm EATUnveiling the documentary
5:15pm EATEvent ends

Brief description of the full video documentary: Innovation in the development context of eastern Africa’ is a 40-minute illustration on the value of innovation and innovation ecosystem building in transforming societies into modern economies. The documentary highlights BioInnovate Africa’s model of innovation ecosystem building, which emphasizes collaborations among academia, government, and industry actors.  It demonstrates how these interactions happen in practice, and the impacts they have created in terms of new products, new businesses that are market tested and beginning to grow as profitable sustainable biologically based enterprises in eastern Africa. The documentary features science and innovation leaders in eastern Africa, as well as academics and innovators, who explain the opportunities that investing in science and innovation brings to the region. The documentary filmed interviews were conducted on site and virtually in late 2021.