Digital transformation could be a game-changer for the African continent. It is an opportunity to boost economic growth and industrialisation, alleviate poverty and improve people’s lives.
In the last fifteen years, the growth of digital technology, mainly driven by the mobile revolution and associated innovations has been one of the bright spots for Africa’s development.
Digital applications are already driving socio-economic transformation, increasing efficient production and distribution of goods and services, opening-up new opportunities for income generation for millions of poor people, enhancing connectivity between people, societies, government, and organizations. The need for digitalisation has become more pronounced, particularly in the new normal post-pandemic.
The digital tools will equip the African Countries for greater sustainability and ensure that the continent emerges stronger and more resilient.
The session on Future of a Digitalisation in India -Africa Partnerships during LEADS 2021 will focus on Africa and India’s long term strategic interest economic resurgence of the Continent- Digitalization: The Action for Africa.
The author is Secretary General, FICCI
**This blog is a part of the ‘FICCI LEADS 2021: Reimagine the World’ series.