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.
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.