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.

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

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 inspired by People Participation Partnerships

the Team

  • Founding Board Member

    Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais |

  • Managing Director

    Elodie de Warlincourt   |   

  • Program Officer

    Laura Yuego   |   

  • Communications Manager

    Aulora Stally   |   

  • Chairman of the Board

    Walter Fust   |   

  • Executive Assistant

    Pelthia Makgatho   |   

  • Process Manager

    Robinson Esialimba   |   

  • Director

    Sophie Bussmann Kemdjo |

  • Board Member

    Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu |

  • Director

    Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl |

  • Board Member

    Omar Balafrej   |   

  • Legal Officer

    Linda Salay    |   

  • Board Member

    Rowena Bethel

  • Administrative Assistant

    Sandra Teixeira   |   

  • Country Director, SIPA

    Carlos Figueiredo   |   

  • Program Assistant

    Miguel Watangua    |   

  • Office Manager

    Eloïse Ouedraogo   |   

  • Program Officer for Innovation

    Paulo Oliveira    |   

  • Open Positions

    Opportunities   |   

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