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DCA Digital Digest: Digitizing financial services key to Africa’s post-pandemic growth, experts say

1. Digitizing financial services key to Africa’s post-pandemic growth, experts say

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights Africa’s need to digitize, especially in the financial services sector, to protect the continent’s primarily cash-based societies from the spread of the disease, leaders from public and private African institutions

2. How to stay safe online during the COVID-19 crisis

With much of the world on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are relying on our phones, laptops and other devices to stay connected. While cyber-surveillance is a longstanding threat to human rights defenders and others, this new normal means options for using physical security alternatives (like simply communicating sensitive information in person rather than online) are seriously diminished. This raises the human rights stakes. It can mean everyone has more exposure to cyber-attacks and scammers who are seeking to exploit the outbreak. Here are six top tips on how to keep safe online. READ ON>>

3. Africa’s health systems should use AI technology in their fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 and its grave impact worldwide has emphasised just how critical it is for African countries to develop their healthcare systems. For the most part, these systems are woefully underfunded and understaffed. It will take many different approaches to repair these systems. Given my area of expertise and my research focus, I am interested in the role that Artificial Intelligence (AI) might play in bolstering the continent’s health systems.
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4. What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Responses Have In Common? Women Leaders

Looking for examples of true leadership in a crisis? From Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, women are stepping up to show the world how to manage a messy patch for our human family. Add in Finland, Iceland and Denmark, and this pandemic is revealing that women have what it takes when the heat rises in our Houses of State.
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