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    Building Resilient African Digital Economies Post-COVID– Key Takeaways From Nigeria 

    By Maeva Yrio

    On May 19th, ATBN, together with the AfriConEU consortium of partners hosted our second African Digital Ecosystems roundtable, this time focusing on Nigeria. Nigerian Digital ecosystem stakeholders were brought together to discuss how DIHs can help local startups and businesses harness the opportunities that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and address the challenges they face.

     

    Below are some key takeaways from our panel discussion featuring Nneka Ukay (Executive Secretary, Innovation Support Network Hubs), Joel Ogunsola (Co-Founder, Emerging Communities Africa (ECA) – Nigeria), Mimshach Obioha (Former Executive Director, Ventures Platform) and Professor Ajayi (Federal University of Tech Akure). Read more here.

    Building Resilient African Digital Economies Post-COVID – Key Takeaways From Ghana

    By Maeva Yrio

    ATBN, together with the AfriConEU consortium of partners, is working to foster collaboration between African and European Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and build a thriving EU-Africa innovation ecosystem.

     

    On May 28, we hosted our first African Digital Ecosystems roundtable event, focusing on Ghana. Ghanaian Digital ecosystem stakeholders were brought together to discuss how DIHs can help local startups and businesses harness the opportunities that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and address the challenges they face.

     

    Read the key takeaways from the event here.

    ATBN is proud to be part of a consortium of 11 African and European partners working to launch a networking academy for Digital Innovation Hubs across the two regions. The AfriConEu project will connect DIHs from Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania with DIHs from Europe with the aim to (i) facilitate knowledge and experience sharing, (ii) drive the development of mutually beneficial partnerships and (iii) support the creation of collective projects for boosting digital economy, empowering youth and fostering innovation and growth. Read more

    ATBN is a delivery partner of the "Bridging the digital gender divide to stimulate African digital economies" project funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Global Challenges Research Fund. As part of the project, we helped establish Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE), a network connecting African digital ecosystem stakeholders with UK academic and industry partners to collaborate in addressing digital gender divide and create sustainable growth opportunities in Africa.

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