Wednesday 22 June, 10.45 - 11.30
Brainstorming Room 1
Brussels Expo (Palais 7 and 11),
Avenue De Miramar / Miramarlaan
Moderator: Holy Ranaivozanany, Head of Outreach, Advocacy and Partnerships at the Africa-Europe Foundation
Antonia Gleizes-Lacombe, Venture Partner Marketing, Impact & Partenariats, Janngo Capital
Jenny C. Aker, Professor, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Renée Chao-Beroff, Chairman-Founder, Wi-Agri
This session aimed at discussing how digital technologies have helped households, firms and administrations cope with the consequences of the pandemic, but also with other types of adverse shocks:
The focus was on sub-Saharan Africa, where a quarter of the world's mobile innovations are located and where the barriers to development are the greatest.
Jenny Aker: “Digital can’t solve everything but in a context where we can’t meet, learn, earn or trade face-to-face, digital offers us opportunities”.