80 Countries To Converge in Kigali For The 2018 Transform Africa Summit

Hamadoun Touré

Transform Africa Summit 2018

Over 4,000 delegates from 80 countries are to converge in Kigali next month for the Transform Africa Summit 2018. The summit will bring together African leaders, private sector players, representatives of development partners that are active in the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) field, among others. Consequently, up to 22 Heads of State and Governments are to attend the gathering due to begin on May 8.

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The theme for this year’s summit revolves around a continental single digital market. The summit will feature multiple side events covering a wide range of areas. This includes digital connectivity, digital trading and trade facilitation, financial platforms, digital identification, and digital content platforms.

Jean-Philbert Nsengimana, the special adviser of the Kigali-based Smart Africa secretariat – which spearheads ICT initiatives across the continent – told The New Times the annual summit has grown into an important forum on the continent.

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