UNECA encourages Africa to invest on digital transformation


By Ijeoma Olorunfemi

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has encouraged African countries to make right investments toward developing a digitally transformed economy.

Mr Jean-Paul Adam, Director, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources at UNECA, made the call on Tuesday during a webinar monitored in Abuja.

The webinar was organised by Africa Information and Communication Technology Alliance (AfICTA) in collaboration with UNECA with  the theme “Unlocking Africa’s Digital Potential Amid COVID-19”.

Adam said that the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic had caused a disruption in activities, hence the need for a paradigm shift.

“Africa needs to address issues that have limited their digital growth. There are issues of gender imbalance, speed of bandwidth, poor internet access.

“When we get some of these issues right, we can connect a huge number of our population and we need to sustain the momentum of Fintech in growing our economies.

“Africa need to…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria