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EU-Africa partnership: enhancing digital learning for all

Virtual Live

Ahead of the EU-African Union Summit and Business Forum from 15-18 February 2022, the European Internet Forum is hosting a debate, which will take place on 8 February 2022, 11:30 – 13:00, on how to improve the partnership between the European Union and Africa, regarding education, digital learning, and skills.

The discussion will address questions of digital transformation, digital inclusion, and best practices: How to bridge the digital divide, including in its gender component? How can we support youth employability? How can we support technological entrepreneurship? How to provide access to digital and entrepreneurial skills? The event will be an opportunity to present a few ongoing projects in this regard and discuss together concrete means to move the cooperation forward.

Opening remarks
Maria da Graça Carvalho, MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member


  • EU delegation in Côte d’Ivoire – invited
  • Joint-presentation from Asma Ennaifer, Director of CSR, Communication and Orange Digital Center, Orange Africa and Middle East & Toni Kaatz-Dubberke, Project Lead Strategic Alliance Orange Digital Center, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Siobhan Lynch, Program Director, iMlango
  • Kiarie Kamau, Managing Director & CEO, East African Educational Publishers Limited

Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum


Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rule.

Event Details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skills in education.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Generic programmes and qualifications not further defined
Target language
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Event organizer
Event setting
Virtual Live