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Tuesday, July 19 • 4:10pm - 5:10pm
#WS23 5G and African Youth

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5G fundamentally is a stepping stone to a more connected future but it has its barriers of entry especially in Africa even though we can leverage its infrastructure prevalence to catapult more digital economies and interconnected reasoning. With more fast meaningful connected local areas networks and ISPs consolidated in a real-time equal access 5G backbone with billions of digitally connected devices the deeper ties will make it harder for internet fragmentation and Spit-net to occur and 5G has a key role in supporting this connected revolution.
Our session with African Youth Independent Coalition and friends will reimagine the potency of 5G for the future of Industry, Adept labor force, Superstructure culture ties to boost connectivity to the unconnected, localize Skillsets and access to new innovative frontiers in the GenZ era of empowered and connected digital democracies.

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Gabriel Karsan

Founding Director, Emerging Youth Initiative
Mr. Karsan, Gabriel identifies as a Digital Dreamer, internet leader and activist. Protagonist of the youth narrative in building modern equitable civilizations leveraging the power of technology through equity and accessibility of the internet and technology resources distributed... Read More →


Thoko Miya

A strong manager capable and responsible for thought leadership and providing strategic direction on one or more strategic programs, including to coordinate strategic projects on local and international partnerships, governance, policy, compliance and advocacy with a strong take and... Read More →

Edinam Lily Botsoye

Community Engagement Lead, Hacklab Foundation
Lily is focused on driving innovation and early adoption of emerging technologies and platforms. She is an expert in managing relationships with high-profile clients and translating needs into results-driven strategies. She is the Community Engagement Lead and board member of Hacklab... Read More →

Milton Cabral

With more than a decade in the Tech industry, Cabral has his fingerprints in several country-level govtech projects,  for online citizen's services delivery, and public administration digitization.During the last 4 years, he has been playing an active role in the local Startup scene... Read More →

Catherine Kimambo

Community representative, Basic Internet Foundation
Catherine R. Kimambo is a Community representative of the Basic Internet Foundation (https://basicinternet.org/) in Tanzania. She is a recipient of YALI EA  (Young African Leadership Initiative East Africa) scholarship which was launched by Former President of USA, Barack Obama. The YALI scholarship invests in the next generation of African Leaders. She has worked as a youth leader, radio... Read More →

Prof. Josef Noll

University of Oslo (UiO), Professor
Josef Noll is a Professor at the University of Oslo (UiO) and Secretary-General at the Basic Internet Foundation. His focus at UiO, where he leads "Digital Health" at the Centre for Global Health, is on Societal Security, including the impact of digitisation. Coming from the Mobile... Read More →

Tuesday July 19, 2022 4:10pm - 5:10pm CAT
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