It is critical that African governments and the public sector work together more closely than ever to deliver universal broadband access across the continent if it is to drive economic growth, create jobs and provide a range of economic and social benefits.
That's the key theme of this week's
"It's vital that USF funds are utilised for broadband adoption if we are to unlock the transformative benefits for all
USFs play an important role in the transition of developing countries to full broadband-enabled societies, says Corey. This primarily includes the transformation of education systems through technology, and sustained job creation in industries that benefit from having access to information and global markets.
The Forum will have a special focus on the delivery of USF programs, including real solutions to obstacles in program development, implementation and operations. The event will also include a special section on skills development and capacity building for regulators, fund managers and ICT-focused public and private sector attendees.
"We have a great digital divide in
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