Participants at an IT training at the Digital Transformation Center Kigali, Ruanda 2020

Invitation online discussion on 20 May 2021

Digitalisation as a driver for employment?

The German Africa Foundation and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) cordially invite you to the online discussion Digitalisation as a driver for employment? How the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" is generating employment in Africa through innovative approaches. The event will take place on the 20 May 2021 
from 3:00 to 4:30 pm (CEST).

One of the Special Initiative’s focal points is the digital services sector. And due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this sector’s importance is growing even more: not only have highly digitalised economic sectors proven especially resilient to the crisis, the demand for digital services has grown tangibly as a result of the pandemic. How can jobs and apprenticeships be created in Africa‘s digital services sector? What measures have proven particularly successful and where do the biggest challenges lie? How can existing jobs be secured during the Covid-19 pandemic? These and other questions will be at the core of the online discussion.

Under the following link you can register until 20 May 2021, 12:00pm (CEST). The event will be simultaneously translated German-English.

Welcome speechDr Uschi Eid, President of the German Africa Foundation
KeynoteMartin Jäger, State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Martin Hecker, Founder and CEO of AmaliTech gGmbH and the Digital Skills Accelerator Africa e. V.

Juliana Rotich, Tech entrepreneur and German Africa Award winner 2019

Amel Saidane, President of TunisianStartups and Co-Founder of BetaCube and Digital2Value

Admassu Tadesse, Group Managing Director of the Eastern and Southern African Trade Development Bank

Closing remarkDavid Schwake, Secretary General of the German Africa Foundation
ModerationSabine Odhiambo, Dep. Secretary General of the German Africa Foundation

Further information on the event and the panellists can be found in the invitation.


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