Theme: Improving broadband and access across Africa
Broadband is revolutionizing the way we solve problems at the individual, community, business, and societal level. Moreover, there is growing evidence of its importance to job creation, productivity, economic growth, and social inclusion. Individuals and businesses connect to broadband networks to reach experts, teachers, and other professionals; to access healthcare and education; to find employers, employees markets, and suppliers; to enjoy entertainment; and to participate in government programs and services. Broadband also supports growth of traditional local clusters such as tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing.
Without access to broadband, many Africans will be blocked from access to and participation in many of the opportunities that those in other countries take for granted. Broadband in Africa is not being deployed far or fast enough, and access to it is very expensive, putting it out of reach for many people and businesses.
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Senior civil servants
Chief executive officers
Ministries of Communications and advisers
Regulatory authorities and advisers
Major corporations in the region