A strong group of Tutu Fellows have worked tirelessly and volunteered their time in the production of the forthcoming  Africa Innovation Summit which will take place from June 6-8, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. The patrons of the event are President Paul Kagame and the former President of Cabo Verde, Pedro Pires.  The 2018 Summit will be a multifaceted event that will bring together stakeholders from various sectors, including decision-makers to seek innovative and disruptive solutions for the challenges facing African countries.

Tutu Fellows Tracey Webster and Geci Karuri-Sebina, assisted AFLI Board Member Jacob Adesida in helping curate the summit with other Fellows - Rori Tshabalala, Nuradin Osman, Mimi Kalinda, Craig Wing, Aidan Eyakuze, Ada Osakwe, Julie Gichuru, Eric Kacou, Hubert Ruzibiza, Janah Ncube, 'Bosun Tijani, Jean-Phillipe Kayobotsi, Martin Mbaya, Catherine Constantinides, Mokena Makeka, and Ntombenhle Khathwane – contributing in various capacities.  Whilst some will be speakers and panel facilitators, others served as judges on the panel that reviewed the innovation submissions. The focus of AIS 2018 is on Africans developing solutions to African challenges.  In particular, solutions to energy access, water, health, food security and climate change will be showcased.

Partners include the African Development Bank, NEPAD, the European Union, the DBSA, the Afrieximbank, Youth for Africa and SDGs (YAS!).