Announcing the African Crossroads Open Day

November 20, 2019

 Art, music, food and innovation: The African Crossroads combo on Saturday

The second edition of the African Crossroads (being held in Mombasa, Kenya) bringing together 170 participants from 30 countries in Europe, Africa and South America will be open to the public on 23 November 2019.

The events of the Open Day will be held in two locations: Swahili Pot and Little Theatre. The first event which starts at 2pm at the Little Theatre Club is titled: “The Future of Work in African Cities”. The panelists include angel investors (also known as a private or seed investor), Hon. Munyoki Kyalo (CEC Mombasa County) and other movers and shakers. From 2pm, the public are invited to enjoy the following incredible features:

  • The Listening Room, a music installation from Lagos, Nigeria 
  • The Food Carousel – This explores food sustainability, availability and security, including Kenya’s Greenobi solar cooker, Makueni County‘s Mango Festival, fish product distribution in Namibia, and more. 
  • Product Innovation – This will explore cutting edge thinking and products in animal conservation, gaming, education and more.

At the second location, Swahili Pot Hub, you are warmly invited to visit the art installations “A.Polis Forum | Part 1”, “Mujejeje”, “To Revolutionary Type Love”, and “Kitenga Series” which will be open for viewing. Swahili Pot is also hosting a virtual reality showcase of 4 VR films set in and about Africa!

After this family event, adults over 18 who have tickets (200 KES) are invited to the closing party, which will be held from 6-10pm at the Little Theatre auditorium. There will be snacks on sale, a cash bar, live music and DJ performances! 

You are invited to visit the African Crossroads Facebook page for details on how to register for a free ticket which will allow you to access  all the exciting events throughout the afternoon into the evening! 400 tickets are available, so register soon. 

About African Crossroads

The African Crossroads, hosted and organized by Hivos, is a retreat where African creatives and the tech community convene annually to exchange ideas and debate on subjects that enrich Africa’s development agenda.

The 2019 edition is a partnership with Mombasa’s Swahili Pot Hub, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.