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The largest online event dedicated to African technology and telecommunications

4 - 8 September 2017: A free to attend, week-long series of digital events focused on tracking the development of disruptive technologies in Africa

From startups to Fintech via eHealth and connectivity, Digital Week will put you at the forefront of emerging technologies and innovation in Africa - wherever you are in the world

What you can expects from the Digital Week webinar and event series

15 webinar speakers
600+ attendees
On-Demand Videos
Live Polls
Exclusive reports
Discussion forums

Log on for free and discuss Digital Africa rising

Empowering the African Tech Startup Ecosystem

Tuesday 5 September - 3pm CAT time

The African startup scene has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, with well over 300 tech hubs now established across the continent. 

In this webinar, we will be discussing how to create an enabling environment for startups and SMEs to thrive, predicting the hottest sectors for growth and where investors should be taking notice. 

Whether you are a budding entrepreneur looking for guidance or a potential African tech investor, this webinar will be the perfect introduction to the ecosystem.

FinTech & the Future of Banking in Africa

Wednesday 6 September - 3pm CAT time

FinTech disruptors are transforming banking in Africa - case in point, the nearly 90 million mobile money users on the continent as of this year.

Mobile money, Bitcoin and Blockchain are coming to define the banking and finance landscape, while going a long way in helping bank the previously unbankable. 

But what does Blockchain really mean for Africa and how exactly is it shaping the future of banking here? Bankymoon CEO Lorien Gamaroff will explain it all.

The African Regulatory Landscape

Thursday 7 September - 12 noon CAT time

The regulation landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa is both complex and varied and who best to navigate this for us than independent researcher and consultant at the South African Communications Forum, Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa. 

Nomonde will be analysing the policy regulation approaches building connectivity in Africa, through collaboration between business, government and society.

For all those looking for a more nuanced understanding of African connectivity regulation, this is the webinar for you.

Connecting Africa

Thursday 7 September - 3pm CAT time

There are now more mobile phones than people on the African continent with data traffic increasing by more than 50% in 2015. Bringing connectivity to rural Africa and bridging the digital divide is still, however, the biggest challenge facing the African telecommunications sector.

Our expert panel will be assessing digital connectivity in Africa, identifying barriers to connectivity and where the best solutions to these bottlenecks lie. 

Tune in as our panelists deep-dive into the most comprehensive webinar on African connectivity this year.

The Digital Health Clinic

Friday 8 September - 3pm CAT time

One of the biggest revolutions in African technology has undoubtedly come in the form of what it can enable in terms of socio-economic development and empowerment. This is no more relevant than in the area of healthcare and eHealth innovation.

We will be tracking the rise of digital health and showcasing the mHealth technologies uplifting African healthcare.

Log on and see what eHealth can do for rural healthcare and the encouraging results the sector has experienced so far.

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Registering for the Connecting Africa Digital Week will also grant you free access to a resources library filled with:

  • Downloadable reports 
  • Whitepapers
  • On-demand videos
  • Live polls 
  • Discussion forums.

AfricaCom - The 20th Anniversary


The Connecting Africa Digital Week is produced in association with AfricaCom 2017. 

Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech.

Dedicated to mapping Africa's journey through the Fourth Industrial Revolution take a look at what's in store at this year's event, including the brand new Technology Arena.

Digital Week Partners


Partners and participants of the Connecting Africa Digital Week 2017: