The Africa Digital Entrepreneurship summit is an annual event organized by the Save African Youth Campaign (S.A.Y), a champion youth organization committed to empowering the youths in Africa and in unleash their full potential and be financially independent through entrepreneurship and innovation in an approach to curb extreme poverty in the African continent where youth unemployment is a matter of great concern. This is aimed at being achieved through partnerships with different public and private sectors across Africa.
With a massive trend towards digitalization and online services, digital job creation becomes an aspect of interest for many unemployed youths in the continent as physical geographical borders become increasingly irrelevant and therefore expanded market opportunities.
Given the newly agreed African Continental Free TradeArea and the East African community free trade policy, we expect therefore to maximize trade links between African Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) as we take lead to introduce innovative schemes that provide for an appropriate business environment and a motivated youth digitally- an entrepreneurial network that will transform the African economy.
This summit aims at organizing and developing digital bridges between countries, stakeholders and entrepreneurs so as to maximize on the real benefits that technology offers as a professional and business opportunity for governments, businesses, startups and entrepreneurs across the continent. The summit will therefore be held within the framework of contributing to the digital integration and preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution through ICT in particular focusing on Bridging the digital entrepreneurship and Innovation divide in the region, accelerating digital transformation as well as the development of appropriate digital skills and infrastructure for innovation.