Under the Theme of “Deploying a Resilient, Sovereign and Sustainable Infrastructure to Foster African Innovation”

The 10th edition of the ATDA 2021 kicks off at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir, Morocco

More than 15 African countries will be represented by their institutions, including Ministers of the Digital Economy and the Post Office

CASABLANCA, Morocco, 23 November 2021 /African Media Agency (AMA)/ – The ATDAs will launch their opening on November 25, 2021 in the prestigious Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Ben Guérir, partner of this 10th edition. 
Co-organized by the press group Cio Mag, the reference of digital in Africa and the CNDP (National Commission for the Control of Personal Data Protection) in Morocco, this 10th edition promises to be a milestone. 
More than 15 countries of the continent will be represented by their institutions, including Ministers of the digital economy and the Post Office: One of the highlights will be the ministerial plenary sessions: 

  • Minister for Digital Transition and Administrative Reform – Morocco
  • Minister for the Development of the Digital Economy – Burkina Faso
  • Minister of Post, New Information and Communication Technologies – Niger
  • Minister of Digital Economy, Telecommunications and Innovation – Côte d’Ivoire* Minister of Post, Telecommunications and Communications – Niger
  • Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy – Congo Brazzaville
  • Edgar Anicet MBOUBOU MIYAKOU : Minister of State, Minister in charge of Communication and Digital Economy – Gabon
  • Minister of Digital Development, Digital Transformation, Posts and Telecommunications – Madagascar
  • Minister of Digital Affairs – Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Minister Delegate General for Rapid Entrepreneurship of Women and Youth – Senegal
  • Minister Delegate for Equality between Women and Men, Diversity and Equal Opportunities – France

Nearly 70 renowned speakers and Keynotes will follow one another during the panels to debate the theme of this edition: “Deploying a resilient, sovereign and sustainable infrastructure to foster African innovation”.

During these 2 days, the real issues of digital sovereignty and confidence in Africa, its challenges, its infrastructures, will be discussed.The debate on national digital strategies will be enriched by the exchange of views between African decision-makers. 
The various meetings should lead to recommendations for a common vision of an African digital market by 2030. The feedback from the continent’s CIOs present at the ATDA, or represented by their national associations, will be rich in learning and will exchange views on governance, migration risks, infrastructures, etc. national ICT agencies from Burkina Faso, Mali, Comoros, Gabon and Senegal, as well as the representative of the Smart Africa Alliance. 

The 4.0 industrial revolution and the value chain, human capital, infrastructure, innovation and AI will be discussed during the panel sessions. All these exchanges will be broadcast live on social networks to allow a great interaction of participants from around the world. 

A format based on 3 workshops will allow audiences to deepen topics such as Edutech, e.commerce, or Womentech. A side event will be organised by the CNDP and the Institute of the Mediator of the Kingdom of Morocco on the subject of legal continuity in the service of digital disruption.

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