The world is entering a digital age. Africa and the developing world can leapfrog by using smart digital technologies. Taking full advantage of the digital transformation of the economy and society is an effective means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and address major challenges such as creating livelihoods for growing populations and social inclusion, as well as refugees and displacement of populations. Lack of connectivity remains an issue for deploying e-services and e-projects in Africa. This gap corresponds to growing socioeconomic inequalities in African countries. Affordable and inclusive connectivity is a major issue, together with digital skills and literacy. How can we ensure that no one is left behind as we enter the digital age?
Bridging the digital divide: Digitalisation and technology for inclusive growth
Taking full advantage of the digital transformation of the economy and society
High-level panel - Auditorium
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
18:00 to 19:30