Smart Villages: The road to reduce territorial inequalities and bridge the digital divide

Innovative solutions to reduce territorial inequalities using Digital for Development and access to connectivity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Digital for Development and broadband connectivity are opportunities to reduce territorial inequalities by bringing equal access to e-services to African rural communities, including youth and women. Participants will discuss ways to develop innovative technical, financial and business models and solutions such as Smart Villages to reduce inequalities for local communities. While contributing to sustainable development and inclusive growth, Smart Villages can open access to sustainable markets and reduce regional disparities while increasing the development of entrepreneurship, digital literacy and skills. Sub-topics are e-services, such as e-education, e-agriculture and e-health, as well as infrastructure, sustainability in value chains, digital transformation and the digital divide.

Organised by


Christophe Robeet
Maguette Mbow
L'Afrique C'est Chic World
Joachim Goeske
Head of Department, Global Policy
GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
Christine Leurquin
VP, Institutional Relations - Societe Europeenne des Satellites
Société Européenne des Satellites
Laila El Hankari
Business Development Director