Global Digital Governance & Cooperation
Governing Digital Economy
• Mactar Seck – Chief of Section, UNECA • Hon. Emma Inamutila Theofelus – Deputy minister of Information, Communication and Technology • Hon. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) – Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria • Hany Besada, - UNOSSC • Tefsi Golla, Arden Strategies • Bineswaree Bolaky- UNECA • Tunde Fafunwa - Kitskoo, Inc • Hilda Mwakatumbula – UNECA • Abiy Shimelis - UNECA • Nadia Hasham - UNECA
• Mactar Seck – Chief of Section, UNECA • Hon. Emma Inamutila Theofelus – Deputy minister of Information, Communication and Technology • Hon. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) – Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria • Hany Besada, - UNOSSC • Tefsi Golla, Arden Strategies • Bineswaree Bolaky- UNECA • Tunde Fafunwa - Kitskoo, Inc
• Nadia Hasham - UNECA
• Hilda Mwakatumbula - UNECA
• Abiy Shimelis - UNECA
Targets: Decent Work and Economic Growth - The report will help African countries to leverage digital technologies for economic growth. Reduce inequalities - Report shows that it is important for countries in the Global South to harness technology to reduce inequalities Partnership for the Goals - Reports shows the need for South -South cooperation for economic prosperity
Presentation and Panel Discussions
The report is inspired by the fact that industrialization is a recognized development priority for the continent, in light of persistently weak economic diversification in Africa, lack of structural transformation processes, the necessity to create decent jobs for Africa’s bulging young workforce and, at the same time, the opportunities available to harness emerging technologies, including digital technologies to improve on the continent’s industrial competitiveness, address its industrial development challenges and enhance the value-added of industrialization to the continent’s economies. The imperative to industrialize in Africa has been highlighted in many African policy documents, including Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want and the UN Economic Commission for Africa Economic Reports on Africa as well as in the strategic policy frameworks of several Regional Economic Communities (RECs) such as the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Road Map (2015-2063), COMESA Industrialization Strategy (2017-2026) and various National Industrial Policies of many African countries.
The session is planned in very interactive way between in person / online participants that speakers give overview of their interventions within UNECA role in the Internet Ecosystem in Africa (Both In person and Online moderators will be in tandem in this roundtable discussion). The session is expected to bring in various stakeholders from development organisations that collaborate with UNECA and UNOSSC on the field, academia, researchers, end users, mostly youth and women, countries in the region and other participants from the global Internet governance Ecosystem. Online participants will be the first to asked to intervene after contributions of each speaker before in person participants are asked to taker to the floor. This is done to ensure the voices of online participants are heard first based on various time differences between Kyoto, Japan and where they joining the session virtually from during the 18th Internet Governance forum.