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DCA Digital Digest: Giving one million Africans a digital future

Africa’s youth population is expected to double to a staggering 830 million by 2050, such rapid growth has led to questions about how the continent will keep up in terms of resources and jobs. For Google, teaching millions of Africans digital skills, for free. is key to tackling this.
Source>> CNN

2. Africa’s growing tech hubs and smart cities

According to the UN-HABITAT, up to 1.2 billion people in Africa will reside in urban centers by 2030, and this number is expected to rapidly increase in the years after.  What ways can Africa harness ICTs to make better decisions around resource allocation and service delivery?
Source>> CGTN Africa

 

 

3. Funding innovation in Africa remains a big hurdle

Funding innovation remains a big headache in the start-up ecosystem on the continent, this emerged following the just concluded Africa Prize for Engineering.
Source>> CNBC Africa

4. Internet Is the Future of Education in Africa

Most African countries are already pursuing progressive and urgent policies of creating infrastructure, capability, and skills to connect the unconnected. With this trend, digital learning is set to improve and transform the education sector while contributing to the economic transformation of African nations.
Source>> TandaaBiashara

5. How Africa can close its continent-wide science funding gap

Africa is home to 15% of the world’s population and 5% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) but accounts for just 1.3% of the globe’s investment in research and development (R&D)
Source>> The Conversation

6. Six-year-old Tanzanian Boy creates a super hero android app

Ethan Yona, a first grader from Tanzania, launched an android app that features a superhero character called Ethan Man who talks about his ambitions.
Source>> AllAfrica

7. Can Block-chain Technology improve digital piracy in Africa?

The digital content market has rapidly become less regional for piracy not to be prevented, even in parts of Africa where the distribution in such format is maturing.
Source>> ITBusinessDirect

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