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Six African ICT ministers to attend Connected Africa Summit in Nairobi

The Summit is an opportunity for Africa to chart its own path towards the development of its digital econom

ICT and Communication Ministers representing Sierra Leone, Zambia, Namibia, Somalia, Burundi, and Djibouti have confirmed attendance for the Connected Africa Summit 2024 happening from the 21st to the 25th of April this year at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi.

The event will also have representation from fifteen ambassadors representing African, American, European, Asian and the Middle East.

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The ministers are Salima Monorma Bah (Sierra Leone), Léocadie Ndacayisaba (Burundi), Felix Mutati (Zambia), Mudane Jaamac Xasan Khaliif (Somalia), Emma Theofelus (Namibia) and Radwan Abdillahi Bahdon (Djibouti) with more African ministers also expected to attend the event.

Ambassadors from leading technology and investment markets, including the United States of America Ambassador to Kenya, Margaret “Meg” Whitman, and United Kingdom’s Neil Wigan, will grace the event.

Global and African Ambassadors from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Costa Rica, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Malawi, Federal Republic of Somalia, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Senegal, Burundi, South Africa, South Sudan, Turkey and Zimbabwe have also confirmed their attendance.

The summit will focus on Africa’s ICT priorities guided by the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063, bringing together African Heads of State, First Ladies, African ICT ministers, policymakers, Global ICT firms, Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Innovators to bridge the digital divide while identifying new investment opportunities.

The summit nurtures innovative ideas and partnerships that leverage technology to advance Africa’s development agenda.

It will further 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.

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