Connect Africa, Volume 1

The Countdown to 2015. Inaugural Edition

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This handbook concerns the inaugural edition of Connect Africa, a new publication to track progress in investment and the development of information and communication infrastructure on the African continent. Projects that help close the digital divide are a sound business model, attractive to industry. It is with this in mind that world leaders and the highly regarded experts writing in this edition share their views on what can be done to connect Africa more rapidly.



Policy and regulation

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are an essential tool for development in Africa. The coordinated efforts of government institutions, development partners, the private sector, and civil society are essential to accomplishing developmental goals by using ICT. The task of development is a difficult process, but through political will, coordination and resource mobilization, conditions will be improved for all citizens of Africa. The timeliness of the Connect Africa Summit provides us with an opportunity to make a real difference.


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