Richard Leigh, our MADE Project Manager run a workshop on “Matched Funding Schemes Stimulating, Increasing and Structuring Diaspora Remittances” to fund the “Big ideas for Africa” at the #ScienceAfrica UnConference on 20th July 2017 under the theme: “Big Ideas for Africa” other workshop were led by organisations including Global Challenges Research Fund, INASP, GSMA, and Amref Health Africa.
The conference was introduced by Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng, other speakers include Hon. Min. Blade Nzimande, the South African Minister for Higher Education and Training, Maya Kulycky, Project Director for Business Development and Strategy at IBM Research-Africa, Prof Kelly Chibale, Professor and Principal Investigator at the University of Cape Town, and Simon Kay, Head of International Operations for the Wellcome Trust.
The afternoon speakers included Hon. Min. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Ghana’s Minister for Business Development, Dr Sipho Moyo, Director of Special Projects for the African Development Bank (AfDB), Professor Maggy Momba, Research Professor for the Tshwane University of Technology, Noah Samara, Chairman of Yazmi, and Dr Joe DeVries, VP of Programme Development and Innovation for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).