Pascal, a member of the CIL with his EU-Africa Youth Lab mates.
A list 10 of recommendations were proposed :
- Promote affordable, open and secure access to digital technologies and the Internet for all
- Encourage African governments to adopt the African declaration rights on Internet rights and freedoms for African citizens to engage and from which they can create and consume content and application for their social, economic and civic empowerment
- Integrate digital literacy, software education and coding as a core competency in education curricula
- Foster development of local digital solutions in response to global challenges by harnessing the creativity of the youth ensuring employment
- Create safe online and offline spaces for women to promote experience and exchange ideas and experiences on digital entrepreneurship and connect with role models from the tech world, as well as dedicated spaces to ensure the promotion of women in the ICT sector
- Support young entrepreneurs by ensuring infrastructure, platforms and investment for the commercialization of their digital innovations as well as reduction of the uncertainty and risks associated with financing innovators through the development of appropriate policies
- Support the further development of digital entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa through sustainable hubs and innovation labs to ensure youth innovators have access to incubation opportunities
- Encourage the development of the infrastructure for south-south, north-south mentorship in order to ensure young enterprises can develop sustainable business models and exchange best practices
- Improve public procurement procedures to catalyze industrial development and innovative startups, and the ease of regional trade
- Ensure increased mobility in the continent, both for digital goods and services, as well as people, to ensure diversity of perspectives, skills and experiences that play a key role in fostering innovation and job-creation
Amazingly these match and cover the strategic focus of the centre d’innovation de Lubumbashi.
The most amazing for me is that most of the things we did there , we use to do at the centre and I did not feel lost. This has comfort me in the value that the CIL is providing to it members and reinforce my commitment to feed back in our place.
Theme: How policy making can support emergence of Africa
Place : Abijan , Cote d’ivoire
Year : Novembre 2017