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Event |April 19, 2018

Live from WBG–IMF Spring Meetings 2018

As the World Bank Group–International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings 2018 roll out in Washington, DC (April 17 through 21), we invite you to join in as expert panels discuss topics that relate to GICA's mission to support global connectivity.

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April 19, 2018 | 11:00 to 12:30 ET / 15:00 to 16:30 GMT

Follow the event on Twitter using #DigitalAfrica

Africa is the region that has the most to gain from the ongoing digital revolution. Technology can help African countries skip traditional development stages to fast-forward economic growth, manage resources more efficiently, and bring essential services to even the most vulnerable people. To leverage these opportunities, how can public and private actors come together to expand connectivity to all? How can Africa equip its workforce with the skills needed to thrive in the digital world? How can countries across the region coordinate their efforts to foster entrepreneurship and create a regional digital ecosystem? Join tech pioneers, public sector leaders, and development partners as they address these questions and discuss what it will take for Africa to build a sustainable, secure, and inclusive digital economy.

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April 19, 2018 | 14:30 to 16:00 ET / 18:30 to 20:00 GMT

Follow the event on Twitter #SDGbigdata

Big data is drastically improving our ability to understand the world around us. This event will showcase how big data and new technologies allow cities and local communities to seize new opportunities for jobs and manufacturing; deliver effective and inclusive transport and energy services; prepare for disasters; and target assistance to those who need it most. Join us to discuss how the public and private sectors can partner to unlock big data’s potential.

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