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Connected Africa Summit 2024 Extends Call for Innovation

Connected Africa Summit 2024 Extends Call for Innovation


Wednesday March 20, 2024

KNA by Michael Omondi

The Ministry of Information, Communications & the Digital Economy through the ICT Authority has extended the call for submissions to the Connected Africa Summit 2024 Innovation Awards from 22nd March 2024 to 28th March 2024.

The extension will allow more innovators across Africa to submit their technology-led solutions ahead of the Inaugural Connected Africa Summit 2024, which will take place from the 21st to the 25th of April 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The ICT Authority is accepting submissions in the following sectors: Health, Trade and E-commerce, Smart Cities and Mobilities, Education, Agriculture, Climate Change, Green Technology and Creative industry. These solutions should, at most, be AI-driven.

Submissions are being done via: https://forms.gle/gBJ1vJCGahW6BCx48 Over the years, the Connected Summit Innovation Awards have recognized various Innovative ICT products and solutions that are solving problems in society.

Themed ‘Shaping the Future of a Connected Africa: Unlocking Growth Beyond Connectivity’, this year’s Summit will focus on Africa’s ICT priorities guided by the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063.

The Forum is expected to bring together African Heads of State and Government, First Ladies, African Ministers in charge of ICT, e-commerce and the Digital Economy, policymakers, ICT thought leaders and Captains of Industry, Global ICT firms, Entrepreneurs, Investors and Innovators.

Over 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the summit that is set to reshape Africa’s ICT sector through policy formulation, investment, and innovation.

The high-level conversations are expected to propose solutions to the ICT challenges facing Africa such as the need to bridge the digital divide, identifying new ICT investment opportunities as well as the dream for a paperless Government.

The Summit will act as a platform where African leaders can position the African tech agenda in readiness for the UN Summit of the Future to be held in September 2024 and determine their role in green technology and governance of generative AI for African realities.

Courtesy; KNA

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