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Submit Your Innovations to the Connected Africa Summit 2024 Awards

The Connected Africa Summit has announced the opening of its call for submissions to the Connected Africa Summit 2024 Innovation Awards. Hosted by the Kenyan Ministry of Information, Communications & the Digital Economy, and organised by the ICT Authority, this prestigious event marks the first of its kind, evolving from the annual Connected Kenya Summit that has been a staple since 2009.

This year’s summit is eagerly looking for innovators from across the African continent who are harnessing technology to create groundbreaking solutions in a myriad of sectors. These include Health, Trade & E-commerce, Smart Cities & Mobilities, Education, Agriculture, Climate Change, Green Technology, and the Creative industry, with a special emphasis on AI-driven innovations.

The Connected Africa Summit 2024 is not just an event; it’s a celebration of African ingenuity and a platform for startups and innovators who are leveraging ICT to transform the African landscape. Those selected will have the unique opportunity to showcase their innovations to not only Africa but the entire world from the 21st to the 25th of April, 2024, in Nairobi, Kenya.

To be part of this transformative experience, innovators with eligible projects are invited to submit their applications through the online form available at https://forms.gle/gBJ1vJCGahW6BCx48. The deadline for submission is set for the 22nd of March 2024 at 6:00 pm East Africa Time (EAT), providing a narrow window for entrants to get their innovations in front of the esteemed panel of judges.

The Connected Summit Innovation Awards have a storied history of recognizing and celebrating innovative ICT products and solutions that address societal problems. This year, under the theme “Shaping the Future of a Connected Africa: Unlocking Growth Beyond Connectivity,” the summit aims to delve into Africa’s ICT priorities as outlined by the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

The forum is set to be a melting pot of ideas, featuring African Heads of State & Government, First Ladies, Ministers in charge of ICT, e-commerce, and the Digital Economy, alongside policymakers, ICT thought leaders, Captains of Industry, Global ICT firms, Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Innovators. With over 2,000 delegates expected, the summit promises to be a pivotal moment in reshaping Africa’s ICT sector through policy formulation, investment, and innovation.

The discussions will not only address the critical challenge of bridging the digital divide but also explore new ICT investment opportunities and the vision for a paperless government. Moreover, the summit will serve as a crucial preparatory platform for the African tech agenda ahead of the UN Summit of the Future in September 2024, focusing on green technology and the governance of generative AI in the context of African realities.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of shaping the future of a connected Africa. Apply now and join the movement towards unlocking growth beyond connectivity.

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