AVPA-AVMI Online Workshop on Technology Transfer for Africa’s Vaccine Sector

Objectives of the workshop

To discuss key technology transfer issues related to vaccine production and innovation in Africa and identify key actions required to unlock technology partnerships.


Accelerating Vaccine Production in Africa (AVPA) and the African Vaccine Manufacturing Initiative (AVMI) are delighted to announce the co-covening of a virtual workshop on technology transfer as part of a 3-part workshop series for stakeholders in the African vaccine sector. This workshop will offer valuable insights into the pivotal role of technology transfer in bridging R&D gaps and facilitating the acquisition of knowledge and technical skills necessary to enhance vaccine production and foster innovation in Africa.


  • Online – Zoom link to be shared upon registration.

Date and time:

  • 17th November, 2023, 14:00 SAST | 13:00 CET


Time SessionExpert
14:00 - 14:05Welcome remarksPatrick Tippoo, Executive Director, AVMI
14:05 - 14:20Workshop introduction and presentation: Technology Transfer Imperatives for Africa’s Vaccine SectorProf. Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Programme Director, AVPA
14:20 - 14:35Technology Transfer and Licensing During Covid-19- A DiscussionProf. Frederick Abbott, Florida State University, USA
14:35 - 14:50Q&A
14:50 - 15:30Industry PerspectivesModerator Patrick Tippoo Panellists 1. Dr Simon Agwale, CEO of Innovative Biotech, Nigeria 2. Dr Stavros Nicolaou, Group Senior Executive, Strategic Trade at Aspen Pharma Group 3. Mark MacNaughton, Chief Manufacturing Officer, Biovac 4. Dr Sherif El Feel, CEO of Vacsera, Egypt
15:30 - 15:50Open Q&A based on the panel discussion
15:50 - 16:00Workshop closing with next steps.Prof. Padmashree Gehl Sampath Patrick Tippoo