I would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s Africa Technology Awards (ATA) for their distinguished achievements and outstanding contributions to innovation and development of Africa.This year’s winners are exceptional technology innovators who have tirelessly devoted their time, efforts and resources to research and development in the areas of technology across Africa and have made breakthroughs in shaping the future of our continent. Some have taken their discoveries further into changing millions of lives and are breaking down barriers as we speak. Africa needs more capable and committed technology experts to deliver excellent and impactful changes in our community. This is part of our effort to transform Africa into a knowledge-based innovation-driven economy, and to remain globally competitive.
Africa Technology Awards remains committed to sustaining our investments in to create an environment to attract both local and international technology talent to be part of our growing research community. Finally, I would like to encourage all technology institutions in Africa to persevere as they strive towards excellence in their technological innovation research. Working together as one collaborative community, I am confident Africa can become a connected continent to compete with the global market.