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World Bank Group TICAD Seminar Series #35 (World Bank Tokyo Online Morning Seminar #167) “Digital Africa: Technological Transformation for Jobs”

June 21, 2023
Tokyo, Japan

Generating good jobs is essential for the more than 22 million Africans joining the workforce each year. Digital technologies, from computers to apps to machine learning, offer new opportunities for people, businesses, and jobs. Evidence presented in the new report “Digital Africa: Technological Transformation for Jobs” demonstrates that internet availability increases jobs and reduced poverty in African countries. To fully realize their potential, digital technologies need to become more affordable and easier to use. Governments should prioritize policies and investments that increase internet coverage, foster productive internet use, and enhance skills, jobs, and earnings.

At this seminar, Tania Begazo, Senior Economist, Digital Global Practice, presented the main points of the report.  This online seminar will be conducted in English, without interpretation into Japanese.


5pm-6pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2023 (Japan Standard Time) 


Tania Begazo
Senior Economist, Digital Development Global Practice, World Bank 

Presentation material

Digital Africa: Technological Transformation for Jobs (PDF)


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  • Date/Time: 5pm-6pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2023 (JST)
  • FORMAT: Online (Youtube) *No registration is required
  • LANGUAGE: English (no interpretation to Japanese)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo