With the rise of digital globalization comes the challenge of connectivity. Africa continues to lag behind in infrastructure, including electricity, energy, and transportation, which poses a significant challenge to the continent’s economic development. According to a 2020 report by McKinsey & Company, about 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity and comprise over ⅔ of the global population without power. Moreover, Africa faces an infrastructure paradox – infrastructure investments have been increasing, but not enough money is being spent as 80% of infrastructure projects fail at the feasibility and business-plan stage.
Your voice matters. This session invites you to an interactive discussion addressing opportunities to advance connectivity and infrastructure in Africa. Participate in breakout rooms and connect with leaders from NGOs, academia, government, and corporations within the ADN community to discuss the gap and what the Silicon Valley Ecosystem and the Diaspora can do to mitigate the challenges.
CFO for Intel PSG, Programmable Solutions Group
Data Innovation Strategist in Nairobi, Kenya