COVID-19 has spurred on demand for individuals and businesses to stay connected, through digital platforms. The mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa has risen to the challenge, with a change in the digital landscape. According to GSMA's Mobile Economy Report, half the population in Sub-Saharan Africa will subscribe to mobile services by 2025. Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa at GSMA.
This special broadcast on the topic: Why Investing in Digital Infrastructure Post-COVID-19 is Critical to Africa’s Economic Recovery” brings together prominent speakers from the four corners of Africa. It also sees the announcement of the Africa50 Innovation Challenge Finalists....
Latest statistics from GSMA indicate that Sub-Saharan Africa has the second largest mobile gender gap at 37 per cent with handset affordability being the main barrier to mobile ownership. Claire Sibthorpe, Head of Connected Women and Connected Society at the GSMA joins CNBC Africa for more.
Africa’s mobile economy has experienced significant growth in the recent years and is expected to generate almost $185 billion or 9.1 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the region by 2023. However, insufficient infrastructure, affordability and political uncertainty could hinder the attainment of the desired targets. Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub Saharan Africa at GSMA joins CNBC Africa for more.
According to the World Bank, agriculture employs about 65 per cent of the population in Africa and contributes 35 per cent to the continent's gross domestic product . Head of Mobile for Development at GSMA, Yasmina McCarty joins CBNC Africa for more.