Accelerating Africa’s digital transformation – building momentum, crushing barriers, creating impact
No less than $80 to $100bn is needed over the next 10 years to finance Africa’s digital transformation. With the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and its multiple impacts on how business is conducted, accelerating this process and building the required ecosystems has never been more of a priority. Universal and affordable internet coverage alone could increase Africa’s GDP growth by two percentage points annually. To make this happen, coordinating public and private initiatives is key. But what should African governments and companies focus on exactly? And what can we expect from the various stakeholders’ use of ICT?
- Covid-19 and Africa: an exacerbated digital divide?
- Digital infrastructure, training and education, digital services/innovation: how to build the ecosystems required to thrive
- Public-private coordination: what roles and means?
This webinar is part of a series of 6 webinars dedicated solely to business leaders operating in Africa and organized by the AFRICA CEO FORUM in partnership with Huawei.
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Who should attend?
This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies.
Huawei is one of the world's leading suppliers of infrastructure and intelligent devices in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT). Today, Huawei presents in all countries and regions across the African continent, offering integrated solutions in four key areas: telecommunications networks, IT, smart devices and cloud services, serving over 900 million African people.
The Group is committed to bringing digital to every person, every home and every organization for a fully connected and intelligent world. As an innovative enabler for the information society, Huawei invests over 10% of its revenue in R&D every year, and has utilized its global experience and technological innovations to build a better-connected Africa.
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