Session I: Bridging the Digital Divide between Urban Spaces and Rural Places
Whereas urban spaces are well connected to the digital world, rural areas are often left behind. To allow equal opportunity universal access is a prerequisite. The questions are:
- What kind of concepts and incentives are needed to connect rural areas and ensure universal access?
- What role should internet regulation (not) play to enable a thriving digital economy?
- Which stimulus can be given from development cooperation to achieve universal access and enhance telecommunication infrastructure in partner countries?
H.E. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth & ICT, Rwanda
Gudrun Grosse Wiesmann, Director Sub Saharan Africa, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Moez Chakchouk, Internet Policy Expert, Tunisia
Karl Jonas, Professor Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Klaus Landefeld, Board Member Infrastructure and Networks, Association of the German Internet Industry eco, Germany
Further Dialogue Partners:
Benjamin Kwasi Addom, ICT4D Programme Coordinator , The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Netherlands (CTA)
Juliet Wanyiri, Founder Foondi, Kenya
Session II: From Dots to Billions - the Potential of the Digital Economy
Digital economy is the home of innovations and has an immense potential for sustainable economic development. What are the threats? And where lies the potential? Six innovators, techies and experts will share their experience and animate your discussion on how to tap potentials. Together you will formulate concrete recommendations for the German Development Cooperation.
Input “What digital economy has to offer”
Tayo Akinyemi, Director AfriLabs
Just Two Minutes
- From your experience: What is the greatest challenge of the digital economy?
- From your experience: What is the greatest potential of the digital economy?
David Deissner, Director Strategy & Programs Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications, Germany
Fabian-Carlos Guhl, CEO & Co-Founder Ampion, Germany
Harinjaka Ratozamanana, CEO HABAKA Innovation Hub, Madagascar
Juliet Wanyiri, Founder Foondi, Kenya
Ben White, Founder VC4Africa, The Netherlands
Session III: To know how: Bridging the Digital Divide between the Skilled and the Unskilled
E-literacy describes the capacity to use digital technologies. Obtaining such capacity offers and creates opportunities to participate, engage and contribute to sustainable development on both a personal as well as a social dimension.
- Which challenges and risks do we face building e-literacy?
- What are the factors for success to improve e-literacy?
- How can development cooperation contribute to efficiently enhance e-literacy in partner countries?
Roland Lindenthal, Head of Division Education and the Digital World, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
Christina S.G. van Wyk, Director Open and Distance Education, Department for Higher Education and Training, South Africa
Table Talks on:
A) Take on the Challenges – Building e-Literacy Effectively
Mentor: Natascha Schwanke, Deputy Head Media Development Africa, DW Akademie,
Markos Lemma, Co-Founder, iceAddis, Ethiopia
Martha Chumo, Director, The Dev School, Kenya
Karl-Heinz Rödiger, Professor Mathematics/Computer Science, University of Bremen,
B) Reaching All – Inclusive Digital Education
Mentor: Ruth Aine Tindyebwa, Blogger & Communications Consultant, Uganda
Christian Gmelin, Senior Project Manager, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany
Christina S.G. van Wyk, Director Open and Distance Education, Department for Higher
Education and Training, South Africa
C) How To - Digital Methods to Transfer Knowledge
Mentor: Steve Vosloo, Head of Mobile, Pearson, South Africa
Thomas Schmidt, Director Centre for Business and Technology in
Africa, Professor Business Administration, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Olaf Jacob, Dean of the Department of Information Management, Professor for Organization
and Information Management, University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
Andreas Hörfurter, Senior Consultant, common sense, eLearning & training consultants
D) Future Perspectives – e-Skills and Employability
Mentor: Danie Smit, Head Skills for Africa, SAP, South Africa
Jörn Schultz, Consultant, icebauhaus, Germany
Natalie Miller, Africa Lead ImpactHub, South Africa