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    The purpose of the African Innovation Foundation is to
    increase the prosperity of Africans by catalyzing the
    innovation spirit in Africa. We want to see needs-based
    innovation and change happen.
    Scroll down to explore our focus areas, our programs &
    our people. Visit our blog for trending news & views on
    innovation in Africa.


Our Activity Areas

Our areas of activity encompass innovative programs in the fields of access to technologies, law and governance, and social impact development. The Foundation seeks to establish co-operation platforms for institutions, investors and innovators, and to promote ideas to support them.

Our Thematic Focus

The following thematic areas influence our work:

we release untapped potential in Africa, driving pragmatic, African-led solutions (Africans for Africa)

we promote African governance and access to law and legal resources

we sustain livelihoods through empowering the local population and through income generation.

Our Values

We are driven by the following values:

We are inspired by People Participation Partnerships

Our Programs

We work with multi-sectoral audiences and focus on diverse industries and disciplines where innovation is needed in Africa, always exploring opportunities for making impactful interventions in line with serving our mandate. Our core programs seek to support & strengthen the African innovation ecosystem, promote African governance and access to law, and realize social impact.

the Team

  • Founding Board Member

    Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais |

  • Director

    Elodie de Warlincourt   |   

  • Program Officer

    Laura Yuego   |   

  • Communications Manager

    Aulora Stally   |   

  • Chairman of the Board

    Walter Fust   |   

  • Executive Assistant

    Pelthia Makgatho   |   

  • Process Manager

    Robinson Esialimba   |   

  • Director

    Sophie Bussmann Kemdjo |

  • Board Member

    Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu |

  • Director

    Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl   |   

  • Board Member

    Omar Balafrej   |   

  • Legal Officer

    Linda Salay    |   

  • Administrative Assistant

    Sandra Teixeira   |   

  • Senior Librarian

    John Miller   |   

  • Country Director, SIPA

    Carlos Figueiredo   |   

  • Senior Legal Advisor

    Ghislain Patrick Lesséne   |   

  • Online Librarian

    Shella Hurree    |   

  • Office Manager

    Eloïse Ouedraogo   |   

  • Senior Legal Officer

    Bianca Akweley Clinton   |   

  • Open Positions

    Opportunities   |   

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Contact AIF

Our Offices

  • Address: Strehlgasse 4, 8001 Zurich Switzerland
  • Phone: +41 44 515 54 60
  • Phone: +41 43 344 89 50
  • Email: info@africaninnovation.org