Lagos - The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa have concluded a three-day
working session to create a roadmap on how to implement an ambitious
plan to initiate a so-called data revolution across Africa.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation's Africapitalism Institute,
which conducts rigorous research on economic and social development, hosted
a group of data experts at its offices in Lagos in order to help move
the conversation forward, recognizing that there is an urgent
need for a data revolution in Africa to inform key policies that
address some of the continent¹s most critical needs.
The Institute represents the private sector¹s role in the
data revolution process as both a provider and a consumer.
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In order for Africapitalism - the private sector's
commitment to Africa's development, through long-term investment in
strategic sectors that drive both economic prosperity and social wealth to
take root on the continent, the data revolution must be as inclusive as
possible, the Director of the Institute, David Rice, stated.
Meanwhile, the conversation on the data revolution in Africa
continued in Lagos when the Economic Commission for Africa convened data
experts to discuss immediate steps to be taken to actualize the data
revolution in Africa.
The Lagos meeting, hosted by The Tony Elumelu Foundation's Africapitalism Institute, included experts from the World
Wide Web Foundation, United Nations, African Union Commission and the
African Development Bank.
- CAJ News