Browsing: UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2021

The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic in December 2019 was a silver lining for Africa’s internet economy.

With people turning to e-commerce following the shutdowns occasioned by Covid-19, Africa’s digital transformation accelerated creating decent and resilient digital jobs for the millions affected by the disruption.

The advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) has led to hitherto unseen explosions of excellence popping all over the continent which is heralding a shift from the begging bowl norm to creators of change and their own sustenance.

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That Africa is not short of talent is a fact that has often been overlooked due to stereotypes that have been perpetuated for decades due to dependence on foreign aid which eroded the confidence of many. With Africa being majorly youthful, 4IR could be just what the continent needed to shift from the analogue way of …