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Digital transformation is one of the key elements that can allow innovation as well as foster inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa - The digital economy presents a new ecosystem, composed of sectors that use internet and digital platforms to transactability and offer services, that includes government to citizens, business to customers, and business to business. - ICT is an intersectoral sector, important to come and coordinate intra and intersectoral at the regional level to optimize resources and effort to pool what each industry can bring
There are five pillars as foundations for the growth of digital economy and for it to play a greater roles in the overall economy. Among the pillars are digital government, digital business, infrastructure, innovation, entrepreneurship and digital skills and values.
The objective of the Digital Transformation Strategy is to harness digital technologies and innovation, to transform Africa’s societies and economies, to promote Africa’s integration, generate inclusive growth, stimulate job creation, address the digital divide and eradicate poverty to secure the benefits of the digital revolution for socio-economic development enabling environment, policy and regulation, digital infrastructure, digital skills and human capacity, digital innovation and entrepreneurship, digital industry, digital trade and financial services, addressing the needs of digital government, digital education, digital health and digital agriculture.
Marcellin Sanou, Director of IT Services, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts of Burkina Faso
Sain Oguié, Director General of Economy, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ivory Coast
Mariame Hamadou Ali, Director of the Economy, Ministry of the Economy, Finance in charge of Industry and Planning, Djibouti
Mohammed Ibrahim, PhD, Economist - Technical Office of the Deputy Minister of Finance for the Public Treasury, Ministry of Finance for the Public Treasury, Egypt
Mousse Sow, Technical Advisor, Minister of Finance and Budget, Senegal
Mr. Bodjona, Director of Planning, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Local Consumption, Togo
Rached Miled & Soufiene Tkaya, Responsible for the digitalization file, Ministry of Trade and Export Development, Tunisia