Lunches
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Saturday
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12:25 pm
Aldrich 010

Sponsor Informational Lunch: CH Group

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives.

Sponsor Informational Lunch: CH Group

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Aldrich 010

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Breakout 2
Saturday
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11:25 am
Aldrich 112
Unleashing Africa's Entertainment Soft Power on the World Stage
How Africa can harness the increasing soft power of its entertainment industry to effectively compete in the global arena
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Unleashing Africa's Entertainment Soft Power on the World Stage

This panel will explore how Africa can harness the increasing soft power of its entertainment industry to effectively compete in the global arena. With the continent's vibrant music, film, and cultural offerings are gaining international recognition, it's essential to understand the potential for economic growth and global influence. Discover the strategies, challenges, and opportunities as we delve into the role of African entertainment in enhancing the continent's global competitiveness, fostering economic development, and shaping perceptions on the world stage. Join us to unravel the untapped potential of Africa's entertainment soft power and its significance in the era of global competition.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 11:25 AM
Aldrich 112
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Keynotes
Saturday
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5:00 pm
Klarman Hall
Redefining the African Narrative
Cultural narratives and the interplay between social development and economic progress in African countries
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Redefining the African Narrative

This session is dedicated to exploring the intricate social fabric of African nations and their influence on the global stage. We'll delve into topics such as innovation, cultural influence, economic development, and the challenges and opportunities faced by African countries in today's interconnected world and explore subjects like gender equality, cultural narratives, and the interplay between social development and economic progress in African countries. This is a unique opportunity to gain insights from one of the most articulate voices on African development and global competitiveness.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 5:00 PM
Klarman Hall
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Keynotes
Saturday
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9:05 am
Klarman Hall
Building Africa’s Digital Infrastructure to Spur the Next Decade of Innovation
Bridging Africa's digital divide and navigating its impact on African innovation
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Building Africa’s Digital Infrastructure to Spur the Next Decade of Innovation

Africa is in the midst of a digital revolution: approximately 473 million Africans are online, and an additional 300 million will likely join them by 2025. Average download speeds in Africa doubled between 2015 and 2019, while data costs halved. Underpinning this growth is the installation of digital infrastructure (fiber optics, data centers, and more) -  Africa has witnessed notable strides in digital infrastructure development, with increased investments in 4G and 5G technology. In an era where digital connectivity has become the linchpin of economic progress, what will it take for Africa to compete in the global digital economy? 

In this keynote panel, we will hear from the folks building that infrastructure and deploying. The session will share insights into bridging Africa's digital divide, navigating the impact of these technological advancements on the continent's innovation landscape, as well as delve into discussions on financing structures, inclusivity in access, digital economic transformation, and the pivotal role of government policies.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 9:05 AM
Klarman Hall