Building coherent innovation systems

Last week, we had an opportunity to participate in an innovation stakeholder meeting held by The RISA Fund. The purpose of this event was to create a platform that brings #innovators and innovative #ecosystemplayers together to discuss how best to support the innovation ecosystem.

Innovation systems are a crucial driver of #economicprogress and well-being, and we were glad to be a part of this discussion. Thank you, The RISA Fund, for creating space for this much-needed conversation.

“Entrepreneurship development often ends with teaching how to make chess pieces; while what is needed is to train entrepreneurs how to play chess” Johnni Kjelsgaard.

#GrowthAfrica was represented by Co-founder and CEO Johnni Kjelsgaard, who was one of the panelists. In attendance was Dr. Tonny K. Omwansa, PhD. CEO of Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA)Sian Rasdale, Deputy Director of FCDO ServicesDr. Emmy Chirchir PhD. MBS, Chief Innovation Advisor of FCDO Services, plus 50+ representatives from Academia, Research Organisations, Innovators, and Entrepreneurship practitioners

This was a great initiative, and we look forward to seeing what cross-learning and synergies among different stakeholders in the ecosystem bring.

#Risafund #GrowthAfrica #ecosystembuilding #innovation #economicdevelopment #entrepreneurs