CONFERENCE

GITEX AFRICA DIGITAL SUMMIT

29-31 MAY - MAIN STAGE

GITEX AFRICA Digital Summit focus on crucial discussions regarding Africa’s digital advancement and its journey towards a unified digital market. From the 33 government delegations from across Africa convened in 2023, alongside global tech leaders and regulatory bodies.

In 2024, this premier gathering of innovators, thought leaders, and policymakers is driving Africa's digital transformation forward . We embark on a journey to explore the multifaceted facets of Africa's digital future , with a focus on policy, connectivity, and digital cities, our summit aims to address the pressing challenges and seize the abundant opportunities that lie ahead.

KEY TOPICS

29 MAY 2024

POLICY

Focus on important topics for Africa's digital advancement and a unified digital market.

Governance for Data Driven Africa
Just 1% of data centers are located on the continent, posing an opportunity as digitalization surges, driving economic growth. Africa, a leader in data usage, faces hurdles in policy formulation for data centers and the necessity to establish local facilities for scalability.

Policy Innovation
Deliberating on Policies and Strategies for Driving Digital Transformation in Africa: An Examination of Government Initiatives, PPPs, and Regulatory Frameworks fostering digitization and Innovation.

Bridging the Connectivity Divide
Discussing key efforts essential to overcome inadequate infrastructure, high internet costs, spectrum allocation issues, low digital literacy, and political-economic instability to ensure widespread, inclusive, and affordable connectivity across the continent.

30 MAY 2024

CONNECTIVITY

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The journey to expanded broadband and 5G networks faces complex ties to the ongoing struggles of unreliable and costly internet access. The continent grapples with infrastructure funding, spectrum availability, and regulatory challenges but 473 million Africans are online and an anticipated 300 million more will be by 2025, hinting at the potential for unlocking future growth.

Building & Enhancing Network Infrastructure
Explore strategies to bolster network infrastructure across Africa, including investments in fiber optics and wireless technologies. Expand telecommunications networks to reach underserved communities.

Spectrum Management & Network Modernization
Examine the complexities of spectrum allocation and management, exploring ways to optimize spectrum usage for enhanced connectivity. Explore innovative approaches to modernizing existing networks, including the adoption of advanced technologies and architectures to improve performance and reliability.

31 MAY 2024

DIGITAL CITIES

We delve into the transformative impact of technology and data-driven solutions across African cities, addressing challenges arising from rapid urbanization and overpopulation. With a population where over 62% are aged 25 or younger, Africa presents a dynamic base deeply attracted to innovation.

eGovernment
Which technologies are most effective for automating administrative processes and enhancing citizen interaction in Africa?

Digital Identity & Citizen Services
Discussing the scalability and interoperability of digital ID systems for seamless integration across various sectors and government agencies, including healthcare, immigration, government services, and more.

Building & Scaling Tech Hubs
How to navigate issues like limited infrastructure access, funding constraints, talent retention difficulties and receiving government support

GITEX AFRICA DIGITAL SUMMIT

HE Ghita Mezzour

Minister of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform

Morocco

HE Mohamed Abdallahi Louly

Minister of Digital Transformation, Innovation and Modernization

Mauritania

HE Monica Musenero Masanza

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation

Uganda

HE Aurelie Adam-Soule Zoumarou

Minister of Digital Economy and Communication

Benin

Jérôme Hénique

CEO

Orange Africa

Hassanein Hiridjee

CEO

Axian Group

Saad Toma

General Manager MEA

IBM