Africa's Digital Transformation

Delivering a broadband Africa

Thu 19 Nov
14:00 - 15:30 UTC
Webinar
English
In partnership with Huawei

Up to $100bn is needed to bridge the connectivity gap in Africa by 2030. With the pending economic crisis expected to have damaging consequences, investment in digital technology and digital infrastructure is beyond urgent for African economies to bounce back. A full-fibre Africa would live up to these expectations. In fact, a 10% increase in broadband penetration in Africa could yield a 2.5% increase in GDP per capita. Accordingly, what steps should be taken to achieve universal access to broadband connectivity in Africa? How could this technology help African countries to emerge stronger in a post-COVID world?

Replay the webinar

https://youtu.be/PBLrkAhkzGo

Guests

Aurelie Adam Soule

Minister of Digital Economy, Benin

Dr Hamadoun Touré

Minister of Digital Economy, Mali

HOU Tao

Global Vice President, Huawei

Expert

Christopher Geerdts

Principal Analyst for Broadband Practice, BMIT

Speakers

LU Libo

President, Network Marketing & Solution Sales, Huawei

Elisabeth Medou Badang

Senior VP ME & Africa, Orange

Karima Mahmoudi

Central Director, INT

Towela Nyirenda-Jere

Principal PO, AUDA-NEPAD

Who should attend?

This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies.

Huawei

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.

https://www.huawei.com/en/facts

Note

Registration is confirmed by the organizer in accordance to your profile and number of participants allowed, so it is very important for you to register.

The webinar will be broadcasted on Zoom. It is a free event and access to Zoom does not require any additional fee.

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If you have any questions, please email info@theafricaceoforum.com