Smart Africa Initiative Smart Africa Initiative

On October 29, 2013, during the Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali, 7 heads of States and Government, the International Telecommunications Union, the Africa Union Commission, and more than 2,000 participants representing Governments, Private Sector, Civil Society, Regional, Continental and International Institutions adopted the “Smart Africa Manifesto”, which embodies 5 principles and the implementation framework of Smart Africa.

This session will discuss the progress registered since the adoption of the Smart Africa Manifesto by African States. It will also share key developments and high-level commitments that have been registered by Governments, the Private Sector, and international organizations as well as the way forward to accelerating sustainable socio-economic development of the continent using ICTs.

Moderator : Patrick Nyirishema, Ag. Director General, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency

Speakers :
• Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General, International Telecommunications Union
• Hon. John Nasasira, Minister of ICT, Republic of Uganda
• Francis Hook, Director – Africa, GSMA
• Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT, Republic of Rwanda

DAY ONE - Thursday, 2nd October 2014

DAY TWO - Friday, 3rd October 2014