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Connected Africa, a continent transformed by the digital revolution

Session 22 Amphi 2 July 6, 2024 09:30 - 10:30

Overview

In a matter of twenty years, Africa has undergone a veritable digital revolution, profoundly transforming the continent’s economic, social and cultural aspects. Cell phone penetration among young Africans has doubled in ten years, and Internet connectivity on the continent now stands at 27 %, an unimaginable figure just a few years ago, according to the World Bank. This transformation has created new opportunities for economic growth, innovation and social development.

Thanks to increased connectivity and the rise of digital technologies, Africans can now access information, financial services, education and economic opportunities like never before. However, this rapid transformation faces obstacles such as the persistent digital divide, inadequate telecoms infrastructure, cybersecurity challenges and socio-economic disparities. The success of a connected Africa will depend on the ability of governments, businesses and civil society players to meet these challenges. How can the continent make a success of its digital revolution, and ensure that its benefits accrue to the entire population?


Speakers

Fatoumata BA
Founder & Executive President
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Janngo Capital
Bio
Christel HEYDEMANN
Directrice Générale
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Orange
Bio
Cina LAWSON
Minister
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Ministre de l'Economie Numérique et de la Transformation Digitale,
Bio
Judicaëlle OKEMBA
Executive Director
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PAMI PARTNERS
Bio
Laurent SAINT-MARTIN
Chief Executive Officer
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BUSINESS FRANCE
Bio

Coordinator

Emmanuelle AURIOL
Member
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Le Cercle des économistes
Bio

Moderator

Ulysse GOSSET
Editorialist
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BFMTV
Bio