Africa Tech Festival 2021 Will Focus On Inclusivity And Sustainability

Africa Tech Festival 2021, the world’s largest technology, media, and telecommunications event focused on Africa, will take place virtually for the second time in a row.

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At the 2021 Africa Tech Festival, inclusivity and sustainability are the top priorities. FILE PHOTO

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA ( — For the second year in a row, Africa Tech Festival 2021 will take place virtually. Africa Tech Festival 2021 is the world’s leading technology, media, and telecommunications event focused on Africa.

Taking advantage of global lockdowns, Africa Tech Festival, the home of AfricaCOM and AfricaTECH, is racing to produce its second-ever digital event in 2021 by showcasing innovation and promoting debate and discussion that will launch the next billion people on the Internet and in the digital age.

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The Africa Tech Festival, along with its two anchor events, AfricaCOM and AfricaTECH, is the largest and most influential technology conference in Africa, featuring more than 300 visionary speakers and over 10 premium conference tracks, each exploring the hottest tech trends in connectivity and enterprise.

The events’ Senior Event Director, Tom Cuthell, and his team have once again drawn on the expertise of more than 300 speakers to inform a global audience about the challenges and opportunities of Africa’s digital transition.

With the event being held online, Cuthell says that they’re glad to be able to continue the discussions with their audience, even though they’re not physically present at the show.

Africa Tech Festival has also been extended to a full five days, which will help attendees plan their sessions.

Moreover, Cuthell adds that the show has now been extended: “Although we miss the physical on-site interaction and debate with our audiences, we are delighted to be able to continue the conversations, albeit virtually this time around.”

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”He goes on to share that the show has been extended, saying: “While we miss the face-to-face interaction with our audiences, we’re thrilled to be able to continue the exchanges, albeit virtually.”

With 24 years of experience, AfricaCOM has been at the forefront in uniting tech and talent and shaping how the continent responds to its socioeconomic needs through digital migration.

This year’s event will focus on a variety of topics including: An equitable 4IR for Africa, The evolution of Africa’s telcos – evolutionary trends, Digital Infrastructure Investment, Fair and progressive development supported by policy, governance, and leadership, Green ICT, and sustainable energy.

A new line-up of activities will be added to AfricaTECH 2021, including streams related to emerging technology and enterprise digital transformation on the African continent.

Delegates will be able to discover more about: Building a better digital world, AI for Africa, Cloud and Data Centres, Cyber Security and Data Protection – very hot topics (Fintech, MFS, Blockchain and Crypto) as well as AgTech, HealthTech, EduTech and eCommerce, and IoT Africa.

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Africa Tech Festival 2021 will feature an array of top-notch speakers who will share their wisdom and insights as well as spark a lively debate.

Additional speakers will be announced in due course, delegates are encouraged to visit the Africa Tech Festival website for updates.

In a time when technology and telecoms continue to gain importance, Africa Tech Festival 2021 will also welcome co-located events such as AccelerateHER, AHUB, LeadersIn Summit, and another essential summit dedicated to 4IR talent and skills development in Africa.

Africa Tech Festival registration is currently FREE and delegates can apply here. For a complete list of speakers, please visit the website.

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