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Zimbabwe Set to Host The 6th Transform Africa Summit in April

President Yoweri Museveni, President Paul Kagame, and President Ali Bongo Ondimba at the Transform Africa Summit in 2013. (Archive Photo/FILE PHOTO)

President Yoweri Museveni, President Paul Kagame, and President Ali Bongo Ondimba at the Transform Africa Summit in 2013. (Archive Photo/FILE PHOTO)

Zimbabwe was selected against bids from the other 36 members of the Smart Africa Alliance to host the 6th Transform Africa Summit (TAS) from April 26–28, 2023, at Victoria Falls.

For the first time ever, TAS will be held outside Rwanda, according to the Director General and CEO of Smart Africa, Lacina Kone. “We are pleased to have our active member country Zimbabwe hosting us in the city of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.”

TAS is the leading African tech and digital event organized by Smart Africa, which gathers over 5,000 delegates from more than 100 countries to engage in the digital transformation of the continent across multiple sectors.

Heads of States, who constitute Smart Africa’s board, Ministers, international industry leaders, and key players in the ICT including Uganda, will attend the 3-day event aimed at making core decisions for Africa’s socio-economic development through ICT.

The theme of the summit is “Connect, Transform, and Innovate” where the focus will be on regulation and policy, digital infrastructure financing, capacity building, skills development, and digital continental trade, among other key aspects.

The TAS 2023 will once again highlight African governments’ commitment to accelerating Africa’s digital agenda.

“We are welcoming all digital players from the public and private sectors on the continent in April in Zimbabwe,” Kone said. He concluded saying 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.

The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe; H.E. Emmerson Mnangagwa, will open the summit with a keynote speech —where he will also welcome other Heads of State including H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda the Chairman of the Smart Africa Board who will convene a Board meeting at the summit.

 

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