Africa50 will be organizing, in partnership with CNBC Africa, a webinar discussion on ‘Why Investing in Digital Infrastructure Post-COVID-19 is Critical to Africa’s Economic Recovery’, which will be held on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at 12 PM GMT, on Zoom and CNBC Africa, DSTV Channel 410.
COVID-19 has triggered an unprecedented demand for digital innovations and an acceleration of the digital economy. During the session, speakers will share their experience and thoughts on how such opportunities can be turned into viable projects that will make Africa more resilient during and after this crisis, while driving economic growth.
The session will take place, during the Business Tomorrow show and will be moderated by Forbes Africa Editor, Chris Bishop. Speakers include: Alain Ebobisse, Africa50 CEO, Hon. Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda, Ms. Yolanda Cuba, Group Chief Digital and FinTech Officer, MTN, Ms. Amrote Abdella, Regional Director 4Afrika Initiatives, Microsoft, Mr. Akinwale Goodluck Head of Sub-Saharan Africa GSMA, and Ms. Rebecca Enonchong Founder and CEO AppsTech. The Finalists of the Innovation Challenge will be unveiled during the webinar.
Unveiling the Finalists of Africa50’s first Innovation Challenge
The panel discussion will be followed by the unveiling of the finalists of Africa50’s first Innovation Challenge which focused on sourcing solutions to help address last mile/ rural internet connectivity in Africa. The winning solutions will receive cash prizes and/or will be considered for project development funding. Projects will be rolled-out in Rwanda as the pilot country, with the objective to scale to other countries in Africa.
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 at 12 PM GMT
Where: on Zoom and CNBC Africa, DSTV Channel 410.
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