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DCA Digital Digest: Africa’s Booming Tech Hubs Are “Backbone of Tech Ecosystem” Having Grown 40% This Year

1. Africa’s Booming Tech Hubs Are “Backbone of Tech Ecosystem” Having Grown 40% This Year

Africa’s technology ecosystems have experienced “incredible growth” as they have rapidly grown in recent years, with 618 active tech hubs providing “the backbone of Africa’s tech ecosystem,” according to the GSMA. This is a 40% leap over the 442 hubs counted last year

2. Towards an inclusive digital economy in Africa

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is said to have had the highest global socio-economic impact in the past decade. ICTs have revolutionised the way we interact, socialise, do business, run governments and serve people. While the benefits of ICT in economic and social transformation are recognised in Africa and beyond, its benefits have been unevenly distributed based on gender differences.
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3. Public-private collaboration is key to building Africa’s digital future

The pursuit of new opportunities on the continent is amplified by the fact that leading platform companies are making huge investments to accelerate Africa’s digital transformation and the adoption of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning — all readily available through the cloud at a fraction of the initial cost of information technology.
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4. Six ways digitalization is helping Africa’s environment

Boosting farming sustainability, cutting waste and harnessing renewable energy – technology is helping make life greener in Africa. Here are six ways digital advances are helping the environment across the continent.
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