African Development Bank and Google Collaborate On Digital Transformation in Africa

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Press Release - African Development Bank, Google sign ccoperation agreement to advance digital transformation in Africa (l-r) AfDB Vice President Solomon Quaynor, President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and Google Senior VP Dr. James Manyika

African Development Bank, Google sign ccoperation agreement to advance digital transformation in Africa AfDB Vice President Solomon Quaynor, President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and Google Senior VP Dr. James Manyika

The agreement underscores a shared commitment to harness emerging technologies, extend and improve infrastructure, and refine talent and skills in the continent. "Our journey from a 2% telephony penetration in 1998 to today's era of 4G, 5G, and AI signifies immense progress. With 70% of sub-Saharan Africans under 30, our focus is on catalyzing businesses to create jobs and offer innovative solutions," said Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank.

Working together with African Development Bank, Google will offer technical assistance to bolster entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises in digitizing their businesses, securing financing, mastering digital marketing, and advancing private sector development.

 

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