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Next stop on the Mobile Innovation Roadshow: Botswana

During the week of March 18 -22, 2013, the Mobile Innovation Roadshow will make its next stop in Botswana. infoDev and the Southern Africa Innovation Support Program (SAIS), funded by the Government of Finland, have joined forces to bring the Mobile Innovation Roadshow to four Southern African countries: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zambia over several weeks.

The Mobile Innovation Roadshow heads to Botswana during the week of March 18-22, 2013 to once again deliver days of cutting-edge content, networking, dynamic presentations and interactive discussions that will address the current gap between the mobile innovation and agribusiness sectors.

The aim of the Roadshow is to inspire talented mobile application developers and entrepreneurs to explore economic opportunities for growing innovative businesses, by igniting discussions around these untapped economic opportunities for Southern Africans.  The region is prime for mobile innovation, with a growing demand for mobile applications and networks to expand the marketplace within all economic sectors. Since more than 80% of the world’s population is covered by a mobile network, and in Africa alone, mobile phone services reach more than 600 million people, mobile innovation is becoming vastly important for sustainable growth.

Through knowledge-sharing with experts and professionals around the mobile agribusiness sector, the Roadshow aims to unveil the market potential for mobile innovation in the agribusiness sector: by generating public-private partnerships, identifying a pool of qualified participants and interested mentors, and carving out an enabling environment to facilitate the growth of competitive mobile and agribusiness ventures.

During the week of February 26-March 4, 2013, the Roadshow arrived in Mozambique, where it provided a full week of workshops, trainings, hackathons, discussions, and networking, all around the theme of innovation in the agribusiness sector. Before Mozambique, the Roadshow stopped in Zambia from February 19-23, 2013, providing the same sort of resources and activities for growth in the region. 

The Roadshow's journey seeks to establish cooperation and collaboration on innovation in the Southern African region.

Pictures from the Mozambique Roadshow:

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