Africa Tech Policy

There are no adequate policy incentives to motivate African Tech entrepreneurs to match up to the continent’s ICTs challenges. The West Cape Strategy Group together with other partners is championing the cause of a common Africa Tech Policy.

Africa Tech Policy
A resident uses a Nokia Asha mobile phone on a street in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, April 14, 2013. In the six years since Kenya's M-Pesa brought banking-by-phone to Africa, the service has grown from a novelty to a bona fide payment network. Photographer: Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg

Opportunities exist

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become ubiquitous. They now play an important role in the lives of almost every person on the planet. As truly transformational drivers of social and economic progress, ICTs have the potential to make the world a better place – and nowhere is this more true than in Africa.

Indeed, Africa has offered many of the best examples of just how transformative ICTs can be in terms of development over recent years, from the spectacular success of mobile banking, to smart apps now being used across the entire continent for tracking and preventing malaria, Ebola to distance learning opportunities at every level of education, and to telecentres that help preserve and enrich the cultural lives of rural and remote communities.

 

If you believe in Africa and the potentials of its techpreneurs, then...

 

© Africa Tech Policy is a concept of the West Cape Strategy Group