Donate to Reduce Poverty on the African Continent
Africa encounters a lot of technical problems that need to be attended to, scientifically and technologically, in order to address the challenges it faces in health, food production, water and sanitation, mining activities, pollution and the environment, shelter, roads and transportation, communication, energy and power as well as manufacturing processes. These challenges if attended to, will help reduce poverty and mortality rate on the African continent.
To achieve this, the African Inventors’ Cooperation Organisation (AICO) is being set up to bring together inventors in Africa through their national inventors’ associations and in liaison with their Intellectual Property Offices to attend to the technical challenges facing Africa and to speed up industrialisation through endogenous technology.
AICO also seeks to promote partnerships between international inventors and African inventors thereby increasing possibilities of joint ventures between foreign and African technology startups.
As a result, the African Inventors’ Cooperation Organisation (AICO) is looking for sponsorship from organisations and individuals outside Africa through grants, donations, and investment including crowdfunding.
The AICO project has received the support of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) based in Geneva, Switzerland; the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) based in Harare, Zimbabwe and much recently the Organisation Africaine de la Propriete Intellectuelle (OAPI) based in Yaounde, Cameroun. OAPI’s support was endorsed during the ARIPO-OAPI Joint Commission meeting held in Harare, Zimbabwe on 9th February 2017.