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Connecting Africa through Broadband: A Roadmap for Inclusive Growth

October 17, 2019

Atrium, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC

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Please join us for the launch of the Broadband for All report (“A Digital Infrastructure Moonshot for Africa”). The report, one of the first to quantify the cost of bridging the broadband gap in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, calls for urgent action to close the internet access gap while providing a roadmap and action plan for reaching universal broadband connectivity in Africa by 2030. To achieve universal access, Africa will need to bring about 1.1 billion more people online. This will require exceptional and coordinated efforts from governments, the private sector, development partners and civil society but the investment is worth it.

Speakers

Presenter, BBC World News

Amani Abou-Zeid

Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission

Vice President, Infrastructure, World Bank

Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

the Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau

CEO of BLUETOWN

Minister of Digital Economy and Communications for Benin