Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 4/6/2019 16:004/6/2019 21:00Africa Prize celebration event and showcaseKampala Serena Hotel, Kintu Road, Kampala, Central 7814, Uganda

2018 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation winner: Brian Gitta from Uganda for Matibabu

Online registration is now closed and a waiting list has been formed. Please email the Events team for more details.


Following on from the announcement that Eid al-Fitr 2019 in Uganda will begin on the evening of Tuesday 4 June, we can confirm that the Africa Prize celebration event and showcase will still be taking place. The event opens from 4.00pm at the Conference Centre in the Kampala Serena Hotel and a prayer room will be available. 

Registered delegates are not required to bring any proof of identification or documentation to the event.
For more information, please contact Cordelia Burch, Programme Officer. 

Join us at this special event to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation and help our distinguished judging panel select the 2019 winner.

For the past eight months, 16 talented entrepreneurs from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia have undertaken intensive training and mentoring from international business leaders and experts.

On Tuesday 4 June, four finalists will pitch their businesses for the chance to win £25,000 and the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

Three runners-up will win £10,000 each, and the entire shortlist will showcase their innovations at an open exhibition.

We are delighted to announce that Mariéme Jamme, Founder, IAMTHECODE and Co-Founder, Africa Gathering will deliver a keynote speech, and will be joined by Dr Ibilola Amao, Founder and Principal Consultant, Lonadek, for a fireside chat and Q&A. There will also be appearances from previous Africa Prize winners and alumni.

The Royal Academy of Engineering established the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. Find out more here.

2019 Finalists

(L-R) KAOSHI, Nigeria; Pelebox Smart Lockers, South Africa; Sign-IO, Kenya; Smart Havens Africa, Uganda