It’s not likely for one to think of Gabon when talking about ICT in Africa, but this year, the country proves to increase their ICT footprint.
With new strategies to diversify the economy, Gabon takes in leap into ICT development through hosting the International Telecommunication Union’s 15th Global Symposium in June this year.
The symposium, previously hosted in Manama Bahrain, is set to focus on measures citizens can benefit socially and economically on the opportunities the ICT sector brings under the theme “Mind the Digital Gap – Regulatory Incentives to achieve digital opportunities”. The symposium will have pre-events from 8th June which include workshops, with the full event running on 9-11th June 2015.
With regulators, policy makers, industry leaders, other key ICT stakeholders and the patronage of Gabon’s president Mr Ali Bongo Ondimba, the symposium will engage all participants to share their views, engage in interactive discussions and agree on the most possible implementable practices moving forward for the industry.
This comes at an interesting time, where our youth are becoming tech entrepreneurs and trying to aid in reducing high rising unemployment levels in the country. Their voice and impact is one of the most important aspects in the symposium.