Digitizing Africa: the Transform Africa summit and leading voices

A blueprint for digital economies and MOUs signed with Inmarsat and French consultancy Tactis – some of the outcomes of the Transform Africa Summit 2019. The fifth iteration of the summit, arranged by Smart Africa – a coalition of African member states committing to harnessing ICT for socio-economic development – was held this week in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme ‘Boosting Africa’s Digital Economy’.


The directors of influential technology companies in Africa – GVG, and Verraki, Business Solutions for Africa – also spoke this week on their views for Africa’s digitization. GVG specializes in telecoms, compliance, and fintech and has concentrated on African governments and markets since it was founded in 1998, and has this year moved its HQ to Madrid.


GVG started by providing African governments with ways to apply micro taxes to incoming international calls. It now processes and analyzes over 500 million telecom revenue transactions per day and verifies 25 percent of all sub-Saharan mobile money flows.


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