Equatorial Guinea Highlights Technological Advances During Transform Africa Summit

The Republic of highlighted government efforts to advance technologically during the recent Transform Summit, that took place in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea emphasized the government’s commitment to intelligent cities in the case of the Technology Centre in . The Centre is a state-of-the-art information technology campus for young people to train in the important industry.

The Prime Minister also called for pan-African cooperation on strategies to transform the continent in regards to information technology.

Transform 2017, under the theme “Smart Cities – Fast Forward”, will give participants a unique opportunity to experience, discuss and debate the latest technologies for advancing the African socio-economic development through exceptional and captivating conference and meetings, exhibition and side events.

Transform Africa Summit is the annual leading African forum bringing together regional and global leaders from government, business and international organizations to collaborate on new ways of shaping, accelerating and sustaining Africa’s on-going digital revolution.

Geared towards connecting, innovating and transforming the continent into a knowledge thereby driving global competitiveness and job creation, Transform Africa Summit’s aim is to enable Member States to become more competitive, agile, open and innovative smart economies with the most favourable business climates that attracts large-scale , reward entrepreneurship and enable fast growth and exports, leveraging ICT innovations to transform African nations into smart societies.

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