Chux Daniels, ACET Senior Fellow participated in the first of three webinars being organised by the Foundation for studies and Research on International Development (FERDI) under the patronage of its Digital Trust Chair, Ms. Niale Kaba, Ministry of Planning and Development, Ivory Coast. The event was the first by FERDI’s Digital Trust Chair since its launch in 2019.
The research being undertaken by the Digital Trust Chair seeks to identify the potential of digital technologies for development in sub-Saharan and West Africa, focusing on public service provision, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, and job creation. The webinars thus provide an opportunity to present and debate the first research outcomes of the Chair.
Chux addressed issues to do with the role of digital policies and regulations in addressing issues of digital divides and inequalities exposed by COVID19 in various sectors such as health, education, agriculture and energy. According to Chus, “many of the digital divide seen today have been there before but these issues have been brought to fore by COVID-19″. He further stated that digital policies were essential to levelling the playing field as well as improving the framework for various actors to play their role.
See Chux’s video below
See full webinar here.