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Zimbabwe will be hosting the sixth Transform Africa Summit from Wednesday, 26 to Friday, 28 April 2023 at the Victoria Falls. The country was selected against bids from the other 36 members of the Smart Africa Alliance.
Organised by the alliance, the Transform Africa Summit is among the leading tech and digital events on the continent. It features over 5 000 delegates from more than 100 countries to engage on the digital transformation of the continent across multiple sectors.
Heads of states, who constitute Smart Africa’s board, government ministers, industry leaders and key players in the world of ICT will attend the three-day event aimed at making core decisions for Africa’s socio economic development. Under the theme “Connect, transform and innovate”, the focus will be on regulation and policy, digital infrastructure financing, capacity building, skills development and digital continental trade.
“The Transform Africa Summit will be held outside Rwanda for the first time and we are pleased to have our active member country Zimbabwe hosting us in the city of Victoria Falls,” said Lacina Koné, director-general and CEO of Smart Africa.
“It will once again underline the commitment of African governments towards accelerating the continent’s digital agenda. We are welcoming all digital players from public and private sector on the continent in April in Zimbabwe. 2023 is a landmark year for Africa’s digital transformation.”
The summit will be open for public participation in exhibitions and multiple discussion panels and roundtables. Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa will open the summit and welcome other dignitaries, including President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.