H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma was speaker at the high-level session, “Bridging the digital divide”, at EDD 2019  in Brussels  

H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma participated in the high-level session “Bridging the digital divide: Digitalisation and technology for inclusive growth” during the European Development Days in 2019.

The world is entering a digital age. Africa and the developing world can leapfrog by using smart digital technologies. Taking full advantage of the digital transformation of the economy and society is an effective means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The digital transformation can reduce poverty, create jobs, facilitate commerce, improve healthcare and education, provide access to finance and other banking services, improve governance and protect human rights.

For the digital transformation to enhance equality, access to technology and the skills needed to use it must be available to all people.

Wide access to technology will require bringing electric power and connectivity to all areas of the continent, including rural and hard to reach areas.

Click on the picture above to watch the complete high-level panel. The key contributions of H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma are at 33:00 and at 1:03:15.