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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:

INNOVATION is the heart and soul of our work

We are PASSIONATE about Africa’s progress

We create effective solutions with LOCAL IMPACT


INTEGRITY is essential in our work and interactions

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

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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