IFIA Supports African Inventors
Mr. Otmane Akhmassi, a young inventor from Morocco and a member of Moroccan Union of Inventors (IFIA Member) had the opportunity to participate in the African Ministerial Conference relying on IFIA’s support and the coordination of Mr. Majid EL Bouazzaoui. He was nominated as the best inventor of Morocco.
African Ministerial Conference 2015 was organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Japan Patent Office (JPO) in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Senegal and the African Union (AU) between November 3 and 5, 2015 in the Republic of Senegal, Dakar.
The primary objective of this event was to reveal the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) for the promotion of the culture of invention and innovation in Africa. It was noted that the economy of Africa can undergo a considerable growth when the innovative technologies are duly protected. However, such a protection requires awareness of IP rights among the African inventors. Besides, employment, financial independence, economic growth, and world competitiveness all rely on the creating a safe environment for investment and paving the way for the African inventors to commercialize their innovations.