GMIS Digital Series Africa to highlight policies to upscale digital capacities

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) Digital Series is a high level webinar series aiming to explore regional issues and priorities on digitalization, prior to the GMIS Summit 2021, “Rewiring societies: Repurposing Digitalization for Prosperity” to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 22-27 November 2021. The second instalment of this series focuses on upscaling digital capacities in Africa, and will be broadcast on Tuesday, 19 October at 12:00 (CEST).

The session is moderated by Fifi Peters, Anchor, CNBC Africa and features high level keynote addresses from His Excellency Teka Gebreyesus, State Minister for Trade and Industry, Ethiopia, and UNIDO Director General, LI Yong.

This is complemented by an interactive panel discussion featuring Anna Ekeledo, Founder and Executive Director, Afrilabs; Garth Strachan, former executive member of the Minister of Science and Technology’s National Council on Innovation, South Africa; and Houda Chakiri, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco.

The GMIS Digital Series will foreshadow a UNIDO Regional Development Dialogue on the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa, to take place on 20 October between 14:00-15:00 (CEST) at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria.

The GMIS Digital Series will round off with a session on digital and twin transition in the Asia-Pacific region, moderated by Marco Kamiya, Chief, Innovation and Digitalization Division, UNIDO, to be broadcast in November 2021.

Watch session broadcast on the GMIS YouTube channel

For further information on this session, click here.

For further information contact GMIS [at] unido.org

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