27th - 28th November

Africa Beyond 2020

Sahara Sparks 2020 is putting on a spotlight the paradigm shift Africa is experiencing as the rest of the world from how business is done, to priority sectors in the region to the future of work, workforce and workplace that i brought by unprecedented incidents, shifting in socio-cultural environments, digital adoption and economic transitioning that both private organization, public organizations and individuals are and have faced.

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PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Gig Economy and The Future of Jobs in Africa

By 2035, Africa will contribute more people to the workforce each year than the rest of the world combined. The content needs to create more than 18 million new jobs each year, Africa's readiness to convert informal markets into formality is critical for its future. The future of work in Africa is no longer whether it will be formal or informal, but how digital platforms and new technologies might make this type of work more productive and of a better quality for workers themselves.

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Maximizing Digital Dividends For All

Digitalization and digital technologies are spreading rapidly, boosting socio-economic growth, expanded opportunities and improved service delivery but the digital gap in Africa is still so massive that limits the impact brought by this growth. According to World Bank, there are three key areas that need specific focus when it comes to digital dividends, which are: a regulatory framework that encourages the market while protecting consumers; technical skills that enable workers, business owners and public sector employees to leverage new technologies; and responsible institutions that use the internet to empower their citizens.

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Adopting Technology For Social Good

Technology has played a crucial role in facilitating growing globalization and digitalization which has impacted hugely social-economic development of African communities. Technology can bring efficiency, address pressing business concerns, and convenience to human society. But also emerging technologies have encouraged information overload, data ownership and privacy have become a greatest concern and there is an increased digital gap. How do we make sure technology adoption is inclusive, systematically supportive and positively impactful.

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African Business Capitalizing on Platform Economy

In the midst of a massive socio-political, environmental, and cultural shift, Africa has experienced a great tech-shift of all time. Although a lot of SMEs were already using tech platforms to advertise & sell, and a lot of big companies were transitioning into tech adoption, even further the COVID-19 crisis has forced the majority of this community to rely on tech platforms for operations, sustainability, and relevance. Do we see this become the new future of African businesses or is it just a survival.

Africa Beyond 2020 Timeline

Day
1

Main Room | 09:00 AM | 27th NOV 2020

Opening Keynote

Digital Economy in Africa

Room 1 | 10:00 AM | 27th NOV 2020

Gig Economy and The Future of Jobs in Africa

Room 1 | 11:00 AM | 27th NOV 2020

African Business Capitalizing on Platform Economy

Future Technology For Social Good

Room 2 | 10:00 AM | 27th NOV 2020

Adopting Technology For Social good

Room 2 | 11:00 AM | 27 NOV 2020

Maximizing Digital Dividends For All

Main Room | 12:00 PM | 27th NOV 2020

Closing Keynote

Day
2

Main Room | 09:00 AM | 28th NOV 2020

Opening Keynote

Track 1 | 10:00 AM | 28th NOV 2020

Impact Investment

Track 2 | 10:00 AM | 28th NOV 2020

Commercial Investment

11:00 AM | 28th NOV 2020

Deal Room & Performance

12:00 PM | 28th NOV 2020

Closing Keynote

Our Previous Speakers

Hon. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Former President, Tanzania

Hon. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako

Min. of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training

Hon. Amb. Arthur Mattli

Switzerland, Embassy

Our Previous Partners

Contact Info

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Al Dua Tower. Wing A, 6th Floor Opp Vodacom PLC, New Bagamoyo Road, Dar es salaam, Tanzania

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+255 744 828 241