Learning Journey: Silicon Savannah
Learning from the innovative power of digital Africa
Since January 2018 we have been organising Learning Journeys to Nairobi, Kenya together with the Africa expert Hans Stoisser. Why? This is where the digital transformation is happening – without us noticing it in Europe.
Africa has skipped all conventional technologies and landed with 1.2 billion inhabitants directly in the mobile age. This was made possible by the first African world market leader m-pesa – Safaricom’s subsidiary that has made mobile money the continent’s most attractive means of payment. An economic area has emerged here that shows Europeans what digitalisation, agility and a start-up mentality can achieve. With an internet coverage that is one place ahead of Austria.
The Learning Journeys are both a source of inspiration and a networking platform. Kenyan best practice examples on infrastructure, mobile money, health, energy and education will be visited and heard. A city tour and safari complete the trip. Networking with representatives of the local middle class will be a top priority – the first partnerships are already on their way.
Insights can be found in the Program 2020.
Read more in our report of the last Journey in January 2019.
Silicon Savannah, February 2020: