Africell Sponsors 2024 Sierra Leone Innovates Tech Summit


Africell Sierra Leone, one of the leading telecommunications company, is set to play a pivotal role in advancing technological innovation in Sierra Leone as the primary sponsor of the 2024 Sierra Leone Innovates Tech Summit. Organized by the Ministry of Communication, Technology, and Innovation, the summit is scheduled from June 11 to 13, 2024, at the Freetown International Conference Center, Bintumani.

Shadi Gerjawi, Managing Director of Africell Sierra Leone, highlighted the importance of providing a platform for young tech enthusiasts to flourish. “At Africell, we firmly believe that supporting education, technology, and innovation is vital for the growth and development of our country,” Gerjawi stated.

Gerjawi expressed his pride in Africell’s sponsorship, underscoring the company’s commitment to creating a conducive environment for young innovators. “We are dedicated to establishing a state-of-the-art Tech and Innovation Center, where young minds can explore and realize their potential,” he added.

Africell’s participation in the summit will feature an engaging booth with tech-driven activities and experiences. Gerjawi warmly invited all attendees to visit the Africell booth and immerse themselves in the world of technology and innovation.

Minister of Communications, Technology, and Innovation, Salima Monorma Bah, emphasized the summit’s goal of bringing together innovators, stakeholders, and global tech giants to advance innovation in Sierra Leone and showcase local talent. “The government is committed to fostering a culture of innovation. Our agenda is to create a dynamic platform for young people to showcase their talents, develop solutions, and bring their creative ideas to fruition,” Minister Bah stated.

Minister Bah highlighted the need to support innovation across various sectors, including agriculture, mining, and transportation. “To transition from ideas to market-ready products, our innovators need access to resources such as finance, infrastructure, and regulatory support,” she noted.

The Tech and Innovation Summit aims to address these challenges by connecting innovators, industry leaders, and venture capitalists. “The summit is not just a showcase event. It is a platform for meaningful conversations about integrating innovative solutions into our national plans. We will discuss access to finance, regulatory reforms, and creating a conducive environment for innovation,” Minister Bah concluded.


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