AFRIC’UP CONFERENCES

About Conference

Schedule Plan

  • First Day September 24, 2019
  • Second Day September 25, 2019
  • Third Day September 26, 2019
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9.30 AM - 11.15 AM

OFFICIAL INAUGURATION CEREMONY MODERATOR OF CEREMONIES : MR. WASSIM BELARBI

• Tribute to the creativity and innovation of African youths.
• Presentation of African startups in a panel through a video with the presence of their leader on stage with the flag of their respective country.
• A word from the president of the organizing committee of Afric’Up: Tomi Davies – Co-Founder - African Business Angels Network (Nigeria).
• Keynote of the Tunisian Chef of Government.
• Keynote of the Tunisian Secretary of ICTS (Information And Communication Technologies) and our invited African Secretaries.
• Keynote representative of Germany.
• Keynote CEO Smart Africa.
• Keynote CEO UIT.
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11.15 AM - 12.00 PM

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITU- TIONS IN SUPPORTING AFRICAN SMART CITIES?

• Define, analyze, showcase the policies of support of investors and international institutions in African Smart City.
• Identify typical support programs and initiatives for the emergence of Tech Smart Cities for startups.
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12.00 PM - 12.10 PM

KEYNOTE – SPONSOR

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12.10 PM - 1.00 PM

WHY IS THE SMART CITY SO IMPORTANT IN AFRICA? AND WHAT KIND OF SMART CITY IS SUITABLE FOR AFRICA?

• To present the first African Smart Cities projects (State of the art, visions, national strategies.)
• Promote the sharing of information in favor of feedback and good practice.
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2.10 PM - 2.20 PM

KEYNOTE – SPONSOR

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2.20 PM - 3.00 PM

SMART CITY AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN STARTUPS

• Showcase African startups, their innovation, creativity in the service of agriculture, access to water and waste management.
• To show that there are solutions for Africa.
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3.00 PM - 3.40 PM

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND THE EMERGENCE OF NEW SERVICES IN AFRICA :

• To demonstrate that there are many African startups that already use these technologies to develop applications and provide practical solutions adapted to African cities.
• To highlight the role, actions of African States in cybersecurity and data management.
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3.40 PM - 4.20 PM

SMART CITY CHALLENGES FOR THE CONTINENT THROUGH AFRICAN STARTUPS

• To be one of many African startups that are created in e-health, energy, transport and showcase their simple, original, frugal innovation that transforms the lives of their fellow citizens.
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4.20 PM - 7.00 PM

SOCIAL INNOVATION AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

• To highlight the involvement of African citizens and startups who are at the origin of many innovations, creations, and showcase the best digital projects in Civitec, Legaltech in Africa.
• Encourage democracy, the fight against corruption, administrative efficiency by revealing the best African projects.
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7.00 PM

AFRIC’UP AWARDS : GALA DINNER - NETWORKING

• Hackathons Award Ceremony.
• Afric’Up Pitch Award Ceremony.
• Digital Africa for Women: African women’s Innovation.
• Award Ceremony of the Digital African Award for three women-owned startups.
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9.00 AM - 9.40 AM

IS THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF STARTUP INNOVATION FOR SMART CITIES IN AFRICA POSSIBLE?

• To show the creativity of African startups, their pragmatic approach taking into account local specificities to develop solutions for Smart Cities. But also the limits (financing, vision, scalability,..) that these startups encounter during their growth.
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  • Oya Room
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9.40 AM - 10.20 AM

SUPPORTING DIGITAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS: WHAT ROLE FOR MAJOR INTERNATIONAL GROUPS

• How to create open innovation programs in partnership between African startups and large groups in order to produce and invent innovative solutions to African Smart Cities’ problems?
• Can we draw inspiration from projects such as the European “Deep Tech 4 Good” Acceleration Programme for Africa?
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  • Oya Room
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10.20 AM - 11.20 AM

WHAT SOLUTIONS TO FINANCE AFRICAN STARTUPS?

• What concrete actions need to be taken to act for the emergence of an environment favorable to more entrepreneurs and private capital in African startups?
• What tools are currently available on the continent?
• How can we better finance Africa’s digital ecosystem?
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  • Oya Room
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11.20 AM - 12.10 PM

TOURISM, DIGITAL CULTURE IN AFRICAN SMART CITY

• To give African startups the opportunity to value and showcase cultural heritage?
• Present the main initiatives, projects related to video games, VR in Africa?
• Take a look at innovative projects in Smart Tourism?
• List the African startups around the activities of the digital creative industries and encourage cooperation, exchange of experiences?
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  • Oya Room
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12.10 PM - 1.00 PM

HOW TO CREATE AFRICAN DIGITAL CHAMPIONS FOR SMART CITY?

• How can African startups position themselves in the development of African Smart Cities?
• What are the solutions? How can we encourage cooperation between African startups?
• How can African digital leaders emerge for Smart City?
• Identify the opportunities and needs of African startups to develop partnerships and engage public and private projects.
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  • Oya Room
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2.15 PM - 2.30 PM

KEYNOTE - CARLOS MORENO

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2.30 PM - 3.10 PM

AFRICAN CITIES, CITIES OF THE WORLD, PERSPECTIVES FROM AFRICA AND ELSEWHERE

• Dialogue and exchange on good practices, how can international cities support African cities towards a low-carbon economy?
• What avenues are available to African startups to support the transition?
• How can we build bridges between African and international start-ups that would benefit everyone?
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  • Oya Room
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3.10 PM - 3.50 PM

COOPERATION, LEARNING TO EXCHANGE AND TRANSFER GOOD PRACTICES BETWEEN AFRICAN CITIES - CASE OF THE ASTON NETWORK (AFRICAN SMART TOWNS NETWORK)

• How can we support public decision-makers and actors on the ground to develop sustainable solutions that integrate the economic, social, environmental and digital dimensions of urban development in Africa?
• How do cities identify and support innovative actors on their territory?
• Are there any startup support programs in the ASToN network?
• How can African and international cities learn from each other?
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  • Oya Room
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3.50 PM - 4.30 PM

THE AFRICAN SMART CITY FACES ITS CHALLENGES - CROSSED VIEWS ON THE SMART CITY

• What are the challenges that this growth entails?
• What social issues are involved?
• What is the vision of Africa’s future?
• Innovation is seen as a lever for economic development, but also for societal development, how to orient it towards the whole territory and meet the needs of all?
• How can we respond to the digital inequalities that will emerge in Smart City?
• The key to sustainability in Africa could be the reappropriation of traditional know-how?
• Shouldn’t we rediscover the richness of cities in Africa and see what we can learn from them?
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  • Oya Room
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4.30 PM - 5.15 PM

AFRICAN SMART CITY, TOWARDS AN ANTICIPATION OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF TRADES AND SKILLS

• Education and training will therefore be key sectors for the development of African Smart Cities, what actions should be implemented?
• How to prepare young people for the changes brought about by Smart City?
• How can new sectors be set up to meet the challenges of Smart City?
• How can digital tools be democratised, particularly in the field of education, so that everyone can take ownership of them?
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  • Oya Room
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5.15 PM

CLOSING CEREMONY

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  • Oya Room
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8.00 AM - 5.00 PM

AFRIC’UP BEACH PARTY

• 24H Challenge.
• 10 Tunisian Students.
• (300-500) Visitors ( Speakers, Sponsors, Partners, Startups, Candidates of Afric’Up Hackathon for Students, Candidates of Afric’Up Hackathon for Startups, Afric’Up Pitch for Early Stage,Investors, African Ministers)
• Nautical animation
• Music, Foods & Drinks

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