Tracks and Focus Areas
Government policies, and infrastructures:
Let’s explore policies, infrastructures, processes and strategies that are currently in place, and those needed to be implemented in order to propel the African economy to the next level. The track will also highlight some of the continent-wide policies being established to make trade & commerce easy and readily accessible across Africa.
Human capital, and development:
In the not too distant future, Africa is poised to become a major human resource market. The continent will become pivotal in powering the next global workforce. There has to be a continent-wide emphasis on training and development; both formal and informal types of training and development.
Startup ecosystem, and technologies:
According to GSMA, there are 618 active tech hubs across Africa. With cities like Lagos, Cairo, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Nairobi leading the way, technology and innovation has become an economic building block for the African continent. Focusing on building sustainable startups is very critical in the development of the African economy. Let’s explore the various technologies and ways to setup, structure, fund, and exit startup journey
Payments & Commerce:
Fintech and commerce is one of the most dominant startup focus areas on the African continent. Finance and banking related solutions created by the developed world aren’t inclusive enough; aren’t not democratized enough, aren’t technologically basic enough, hence creating a problem of accessibility. Africa has the opportunity to change that. We will be exploring areas, ideas, innovations that have the ability to redefine and democratize payments, banking and commerce on the continent, and the rest of the world.