Plenary Session 1: Unlocking Africa’s Smart and Sustainable Economies

Monday, 19.10.2015 from 10:00 to 11:30

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Plenary Sessions

Over the past decades, Africa has made notable strides in economic development with the digital revolution substantially redefining trade and continuing to be a catalyst for this economic growth.

This session will explore Africa’s growth potential as a digitally driven economy. As Africa increasingly experiences a growing wave of innovations and Governments place Internet – driven growth firmly on their development agendas, panellists will address friction factors: digital infrastructure, shortage of capital and skilled labour, payment systems and data security, volumes of localized content; that are preventing economies from realizing the Internet’s full benefits.

It further explores policy interventions, partnerships and opportunities that could unleash Africa’s economic growth.