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Increased connectivity and the use of digital technology are unlocking innovative business models for trade and economic activities on the African continent. Yet, the real potential for large-scale job creation and inclusive growth lies in the diffusion of digital innovations...
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Floyd as Director for Innovation and Digital Policy.
ACET, working with partner Omdena and nearly 40 data scientists and machine learning experts from around the globe, recently completed the continent’s first Artificial Intelligence Challenge to help predict what infrastructure Africa will need in the future.
ACET and Omdena launch a global challenge that aims to use AI to predict future infrastructure needs in Africa
By 2050, Africa will be home to 2.5 billion people, almost twice as many as today. In the face of this impending transformation, the continent urgently needs to accelerate the delivery of infrastructure—such as roads, bridges, energy, water and broadband—while...
By 2050, Africa will be home to 2.5 billion people, almost twice as many as today. In the face of this impending transformation, the continent urgently needs to accelerate the delivery of infrastructure.
By 2050, Africa will be home to 2.5 billion people, almost twice as many as today. In the face of this formidable transformation, the continent urgently needs to accelerate the delivery of infrastructure -such as roads, bridges, energy, water and...
A YEAR ago, I wrote about the Argentine Presidency of the G20. At that time, I indicated that little had been said about Africa by the Argentine hosts, which was […]
Japan’s active support for the G20 Compact with Africa, coupled with its commitment to quality infrastructure, provide a unique opportunity to strengthen a G20 initiative that can have even greater impacts than initially envisaged. Addressing Africa’s infrastructure gap is a...
Africa suffers from poor quality and expensive infrastructure services compared to other parts of the world. It is estimated that this constrains productivity by up to 40 percent and reduces the continent’s GDP by about 2 percent per year.
A long-standing mystery of modern times is why the great Mayan cities in Central America disappeared after having survived for over a millennium. At the time of their collapse, there was massive deforestation to clear land for maize and firewood...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to set their sights higher and help build a prosperous Africa equal opportunity for all.
The moment that everyone had been waiting for came right at the end of the 20-21 June African Transformation Forum (ATF2018) – a moderated conversation between some of Africa’s most […]
Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has given a new timeline for the implementation of Ghana government’s promise to use drones to deliver essential services to deprived communities.
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Innovation & Digital Policy
The Imperative of Digital Infrastructure for Africa’s Future
Africa’s digital infrastructure gap is worrying, and there are few good models around the world of well-integrated, multi-country approaches to reach full and equitable connectivity. The best model may be the European Union (EU), and there is much Africa can...
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