Africa and the Digital Agenda

Published on 8th March 2017

Government leaders from across Africa have just concluded their meeting in Nairobi to discuss digital transformation on the continent. The conference was hosted by technology giant Microsoft. Digital transformation doubtlessly offers great hope for Africa in sectors such as agriculture, health, justice, transport, finance, education, environment, and culture, among others.

It is important that  Africa  stops being superficial, addresses  the threats and opportunities offered by the digital revolution, ceases remaining a mere  consumer of digital products and platforms and graduates to the ownership of such platforms and products. It is by doing this that Africa shall truly be an equal partner in steering the digital agenda discourse.

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