EU-African digital partnership in a changing world
The State of the Union Conference, 2021, Fringe Event, EU-African digital partnership in a changing world, Session 2
GORDON, Dorothy, MAKWAKWA, Onica N., RICHTER, Bjorn, SLADKOVA, Zuzana, EU-African digital partnership in a changing world, The State of the Union Conference, 2021, Fringe Event, EU-African digital partnership in a changing world, Session 2 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/71523
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Digital transformation is happening now, everywhere and it has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It became an essential instrument to enable sustainable development and inclusive growth. It is a relatively new part of the EU’s foreign policy, many challenges are still to be addressed. Strong digital partnership between African countries and the European Union is crucial to improve people’s lives on both the continents, by empowering women and girls, enhancing democratic governance and transparency, and boosting productivity and job creation. The event will address the long-term goals of digital partnership between EU and Africa. Specifically, how to forge a stronger, genuine, inclusive, and mutually beneficial partnership in digital transformation between Africa and the EU. Recently initiated Digital4Development (D4D) Hub by the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen under the German EU Council Presidency creates such opportunities. However, the question is how to make the hub operational, so trust is built for mutual cooperation and exchange best practices while learning from each other.
This contribution was delivered online on 6 May 2021 on the occasion of the hybrid 2021 edition of EUI State of the Union on ‘Europe in a Changing World '.; Part of the #SoU2021 Fringe Events, this panel, organised by SoU’s Partners and Stakeholders [EUI School of Transnational Governance (STG), European Digital Development Alliance], contributed with an alternative intellectually independent perspective to the overarching theme ‘Europe in a Changing World’.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/71523
External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxNEJA3b70Y&t=8059s
Series/Number: The State of the Union Conference; 2021; Fringe Event; EU-African digital partnership in a changing world; Session 2
Publisher: European University Institute
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