Guinee Bissau

Guinee Bissau

BEGINS ON

27 October 2019

19

Days

11

Hours

28

Minutes

Hi, my name is Adulai Bary

NEF Ambassador – Guinee Bissau

Adulai Bary graduated in computer method applied to business management (Equivalent of the current LMD master) with more than 6 years’ experience in Computer Engineering and Business Intelligence for Telecom. He speaks several languages including Portuguese, French, English, Creole (from Bissau) and Fula. Bary is a seasoned entrepreneur and founder of 2 startups, namely; InnovaLab founded in 2016. InnovaLab is the pioneer innovation accelerator located in Bissau where they focus on ecosystem development initiates, mentoring & startup incubation, co-working space, etc. In just 3 years since its launch, under Adulai’s leadership, InnovaLab have gained significant traction and are able to reached +5,000 individuals with training and radio program, 15 startups created, 100+ Jobs Created and 150+ events/workshop organised. The second startup is BIGTechnologies Sarl, founded in 2014. It provides software development, and is the first supplier of hardware and professional system, representing tech giants like Microsoft, HP & LEGRAND, to name but a few. In 2017 Adulai decided to leave his job to do
fulltime entrepreneurship, with BIGTechnologies, he employs more than 20 young people and supporting the government and partner on the digital transformation of his country.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCIENCE IN Guinee Bissau

NEF Ambassadors are the NEF’s young science and technology champions, one from each African country. By the end of 2017, on behalf of the entire NEF organization and their core of eminent scientists from around the world, Adulai Bary from InnovaLab have been selected as a 2017-19 Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for Guinea-Bissau among over 300 applications. The NEF Ambassadors are a key part of the growing NEF movement, showcasing global
contribution and potential of scientists from Africa.

Guinea-Bissau in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal, has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. Guinea-Bissau is highly dependent on subsistence agriculture, cashew nut exports, and foreign assistance. The legal economy is based on cashews and fishing. Guinea-Bissau has substantial potential for development of mineral resources, including phosphates, bauxite, and mineral sands. Offshoreoil and gas exploration have begun. The country’s climate and soil make it feasible to grow a wide range of cash crops, fruit, vegetables, and tubers; however, cashews generate more than
80% of export receipts and are the main source of income for many rural communities.

Guinea Bissau is one of the few countries to have succeeded in establishing the 4th generation of mobile telecommunications technology. In Bissau, digital and internet penetration reached a regional high of 11% in 2016. In July 2017, the Government of Guinea Bissau announced that it signed an agreement with the World Bank, Orange and MTN to connect Guinea Bissau to the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable. Within 18 months (2020), the new submarine fiber optic cable is expected to increase the capacity of the network and to improve the exchange of communications happening through broadband Internet. Guinea-Bissau’s Strategic Plan 2025 (“Terra Ranka”) states that by 2025 Guinea-Bissau will have a modern telecommunications infrastructure and its citizens will benefit from the progress of the digital economy and science.

ASW HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018

OUR 2019 PROGRAM

October

28th

KIDS IN STEM (Day1)

9:00 – 5:00

Bissau SOS School

Digikid and competitions dedicated to kids to be held at Bissau SOS School. The competitions will be organized between primary and secondary schools of the country (including regions) in 3 categories: Math, Coding, Robotics and Typing

October

29th

KIDS IN STEM (Day2) – Finals

9:00 – 5:00

Bissau SOS School

Digikid and competitions dedicated to kids to be held at Bissau SOS School. The competitions will be organized between primary and secondary schools of the country (including regions) in 3 categories: Math, Coding, Robotics and Typing

October

30th

Women in STEM Festival – GABU 2019

10:00 – 5:00

Gabu Karsa Hotel

Celebrating women and girls in STEM in Guinea-Bissau

October

31st

Hackathon 2.0, #Tech for Social Change# (Day1); STEM Career Fair & Bissau Digital show & Science Expo (Day1)

CEIBA

Hackathon 2.0: Under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, and UNDP the Official sponsor of the competition this hackathon will serve to increase the performance of the Health, Agricultural Education, Governance, Energy and Commerce sectors by using digital app which will be deployed throughout the country national territory. STEM Career Fair: With 15+ employers at fair, +200 graduate students, +50 available jobs and internships during the fair and +300 qualified candidates the Science & Technology Career Fair aims to: ✓ Shape tomorrow’s leaders by giving students and graduate indispensable learning opportunities; ✓ Connect employers with exemplary candidates in search of new career opportunities; ✓ Allow students to explore career and internship opportunities in Guinea Bissau; Bissau Digital show & Science Expo (Day1): The first ever 3 days Digital show & Science Expo in Guinea-Bissau to exhibit science & Tech as used on a daily basis, bringing together various industry players and university students including; FabLab, Telco companies, Banks, schools and Universities of ICT & Science, international ICT Companies: Microsoft, HP, Google, AdamaRobotics, Legrand, HUAWEI among other exhibitors… A space to push the doors of tomorrow’s digital innovation, to touch, to test the digital innovations that will be at our service…. We expect to receive more than 800 visitors and +15 partner’s exhibitors which will be in parallel of panels, workshops, hackathon, Pitch competitions…

November

01st

Hackathon 2.0, #Tech for Social Change#

9:00 – 5:00

CEIBA

Research & Innovation: Discussions on science and research with Stakeholders on the state of research in Guinea-Bissau, strategies to increase funding, and interest in research and innovation, challenges & opportunities, brainstorming on how to foster research and innovation environment in Guinea-Bissau

Research & Innovation talk & Bissau Digital show & Science Expo

9:00 – 5:00

CEIBA

Research & Innovation: Discussions on science and research with Stakeholders on the state of research in Guinea-Bissau, strategies to increase funding, and interest in research and innovation, challenges & opportunities, brainstorming on how to foster a research and innovation environment in Guinea-Bissau

November

02nd

Green Day & Closing Ceremony

7:00 – 5:00

Emeprio to Espaço verde & CEIBA

We will launch a hashtag (#GBGreen19 – provisional) 2 weeks before the Green day so that our community on the web everyone who implements a tree post the photo with the hashtag on social networks. At the Greenday we are going to make a GreenMarathon from the big statue of ” Emperio” to the & quot; Espaço verde” of Bissau for a collective tree planting on this symbolic area of Guinea-Bissau green country but which begins to lose a character in recent years. The Green Days will be organized in partnership with our National of Institute of Biodiversity and Protected Areas (IBAP) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. IBAP and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry are going to make plants available for all everyone with advice cards on how to plant trees. A campaign of awareness and propaganda in the radio and social media will be carried out during all this period.

OUR PARTNERS

Country Partner Logo
Country Partner Logo
Country Partner Logo
Country Partner Logo
Country Partner Logo
Country Partner Logo
Country Partner Logo
Country Partner Logo
Country Partner Logo
Country Partner Logo
Country Partner Logo