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The recently concluded Connected Africa Summit 2024 saw a myriad of tech enterprises from startups, Innovation hubs and specialists converge at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi.

D4D Hub is one among them.

What is D4D Hub and what do they do?

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In a bid to harness the power of digital technologies for global progress, the European Union unveiled the Digital for Development Hub (D4D Hub), a pioneering platform with a mission to foster human-centric digital transformation worldwide.

The D4D Hub’s core activities revolve around facilitating dialogue among stakeholders, nurturing innovative digital initiatives, bolstering investment in digital development projects, and promoting the exchange of expertise and best practices.

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With a focus on cultivating an inclusive digital economy and embracing a multi-stakeholder approach, the initiative aims to ensure that the benefits of digital advancements are accessible to all.

Operating across regions including Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the EU Eastern Neighborhood, the D4D Hub serves as a nexus for collaboration between governments, businesses, civil societes.

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From April 22nd to 25th, Nairobi hosted Connected Africa Summit (CAS) 2024, a pivotal gathering set that united African Heads of State, ICT Ministers, public and private sector leaders, academia, and global stakeholders in a collective pursuit of Africa’s digital advancement.

Organized by the Kenyan ICT Authority, CAS2024 served as a dynamic platform for comprehensive and inclusive dialogue, reflecting the diverse voices and perspectives shaping Africa’s digital landscape.

With a focus on fostering growth, connectivity, and innovation, the summit charted a transformative path for Africa’s digital future, yielding strategic outcomes with lasting impact.

Under the coordination of the Digital for Development Hub (D4D Hub), Team Europe stood at the forefront, spearheading a series of sessions in collaboration with Smart Africa.

During GirlsinICT Day, a global initiative dedicated to encouraging and empowering girls to explore careers and interests in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), D4D Hub led other stakeholders in reaffirming their commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity in the digital sphere.

During the final day of CAS24, participants proudly showed their support for the presence and active participation of Kenyan #GirlsInICT.

Recognizing the pivotal role that girls and women play in shaping the future of technology, efforts to encourage their involvement in ICT are gaining momentum.

“Bridging the gender digital divide is essential for creating a more equitable and inclusive digital society. By empowering girls to pursue ICT-related careers and interests, we not only unlock their potential but also contribute to the development of a diverse and innovative workforce. Let us celebrate the achievements of #GirlsInICT today and every day, as we strive towards a more inclusive and equitable digital future,” wrote D4D Hub in their X (Twitter) account.

These sessions showcased Team Europe’s commitment as a trusted partner in Africa’s journey towards a human-centric digital transformation, emphasizing collaboration, innovation, and mutual prosperity.

CAS 2024 ignited new partnerships, inspired innovative solutions, and catalyzed collective action, paving the way for a connected and empowered Africa in the digital age.

For more information, visit the D4D Hub website.

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Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu is a Tech enthusiast, happy to delve deeper into the African tech space covering Social Media, AI, Startups, Telcos, Cryptocurrency, Big Data, Women in Tech and all matters Tech. Write to me @[email protected]

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