Africa is the second-largest mobile technology market after Asia and the fastest growing one.
Technology will drive Africa’s growth and innovation. From farming to banking, mobile technology has transformed lives in Africa. According to Gallup, nearly two-thirds of households in 23 sub-Saharan African countries had at least one mobile phone in 2013. The continent is the second-largest mobile technology market after Asia and the fastest growing one.
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is focused on highlighting significant contributions to the technology and the development of a dynamic private sector. Companies such as IBM and Microsoft are investing in a thriving digital ecosystem. From Kenya’s M-Pesa to AfriLabs promoting tech hubs all over the continent, the possibilities are endless. NEF is committed to supporting global companies that are investing in Africa and Africans who are launching companies, creating new software and inventing technologies for the mass market.
In the near future, more African cities will become the hub for tech businesses and creations. The question is whether many of these businesses will survive in the long run and whether technology will be equally accessible to all income levels in Africa. NEF is focused on advancing a sustainable tech economy and a thriving digital ecosystem.