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Digital Inclusion

The 17th Annual East Africa Com is going virtual for 2020

The Connecting Africa series of events team has been closely monitoring global developments, alongside those in Kenya and East Africa. As the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop, the event organizer, Informa Tech, has decided to move East Africa Com to a fully virtual event for 2020 on September 14-15.

For two days, world leaders in East African technology, media and telecommunications will meet online to map the journey towards the region's Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The two-day conference agenda covers telecommunications and digital enterprise opportunities and challenges. More than 40 expert industry speakers will be presenting from across the telco and tech space, alongside government ministers.

New sessions will explore the impact of COVID-19 on East Africa's tech ecosystems, and the opportunities and risks of Ethiopia's part-privatization of the continent's largest telecom monopoly, Ethio Telecom.

The virtual event will provide insight from industry leaders, the chance to connect with customers, prospects, partners and peers, and engage with some of the most influential companies within the region's tech and telecoms space.

Registration is now open. Tickets are available here.

To find out more about the virtual event visit the official website.

Sponsorship opportunities are also now available, discover more here.

"I have been attending East Africa Com and I have gained so much. My personal profile has grown. Everyone in the ICT industry should plan to attend this." – Technology Service Providers of Kenya spokesperson.

Supported by the industry's biggest names, this is an unparalleled opportunity to be part of shaping East Africa's digital future.

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Meeting SME’s where they are - Building inclusive ecosystems for Africa’s small business owners

Micro and small businesses have been, and still are, the spine and lifeblood of the African economy, making up 90% of businesses on the continent.

Many of these businesses have still been operating in traditional ways and serving non-digital customers. With Covid-19 expediting the digital transformation process, businesses - big and small - have been forced to adapt to operate successfully in a more digital-first environment.

To ensure that the digitalization of Africa’s market doesn’t leave micro and small businesses behind, digital solutions must be inclusive and create business-ready environments. But how can we ensure that African SMEs become digitally enabled?

In this webinar we will share from our own experience on how to create such an environment, and the actions we took in vcita to get there, including:

  • Closing the digital literacy gap through tech inclusion 
  • Making a positive impact on local communities
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  • Building the foundations for digital inclusion and small business growth in a technology-accelerated world

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