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AI-driving digital divides and the future of African economies - Shared screen with speaker view
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Joan woolery
01:01:40
New Jersey, USA
Tony Thomas
01:01:47
London, UK
Sarah Vallon
01:01:48
Berlin, Germany
Igor van Gemert
01:01:52
noordwijk the netherlands
Sheila Kioko
01:01:55
Nairobi, Kenya
Luvo Grey
01:01:56
Thank you for hosting us, LuvonGrey from South Africa
Morgane Marie
01:01:58
Bordeaux, FRANCE
Anita Tsado
01:02:00
Pretoria, South Africa
Dattijo Murtala Makama
01:02:05
Accra, Ghana
Muloongo Muchelemba
01:02:06
Zambian based in Singapore
Divine Anye
01:02:08
I am calling from the Maryland USA.
Ekene Okolie
01:02:17
Abuja, Nigeria
Karabo Maboka
01:02:22
Polokwane, South Africa
Charley Lewis
01:02:28
From Cape Town, South Africa...
Zabeth Venter
01:02:29
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Piero Poccianti
01:02:58
Florence, Italy
Sheila Mbadi
01:03:20
Kigali, Rwanda
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01:03:21
We are grateful to have H.E. Ms Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams, Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies in the Republic of South Africa.
Nyami Mtirara
01:03:44
Nyami Mtirara From South Africa
Luvo Grey
01:03:53
Welcome to our 4IR Commander in Chief, Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.
Luyanda Mbalana
01:03:53
Johannesburg, South Africa
David Maldima
01:04:14
Accra, Ghana
Simon Fletcher
01:04:16
Simon Fletcher Real Wireless
John Kamara
01:04:33
hello
ITU
01:04:43
John, can we maybe move tothe next speak in the mean time?
Carol Muchemi
01:04:58
Nairobi, Kenya
Brenda GUNDE
01:05:00
Based in Bangladesh, rooted in Africa
Nishan Chelvachandran
01:05:33
Hello from Finland
Judite Silva
01:06:21
Luanda, Angola
Charlton Philiso
01:06:27
Greetings to all. Charlton from South Africa
Edosa Leta
01:06:43
Kigali, Rwanda
Charlton Philiso
01:06:55
Looking forward to the Minister’s address
Laud Ammah
01:07:28
Munich, Germany
Paola Cervo
01:10:24
Hello from Brussels, Belgium
Fion Lee-Madan
01:10:57
hello from Toronto, Canada!
Webinar Attendee
01:11:00
Hello, from UK 🇬🇧 but a proud South African.
Lorraine Matanda
01:11:01
Greetings to all !
Lorraine Matanda
01:11:16
from South Africa
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01:11:50
Hello from Nigeria
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Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani
01:13:08
Hello, Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani from South Africa. this is a great discussion at a crucial time, as we tackle and identify strategies to combat COVID-19
Ivan Acosta Placencia
01:13:23
Hi from Dominican Republic
Webinar Attendee
01:14:04
Covid19 exposed the inequalities in SA. So many learners were behind on school work due to infrastructure challenges. We can’t talk about accelerators such as AI before we sort the infrastructure out. This will just continue to deepen the inequalities that we are exposed to?
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01:14:39
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Leena Abu Mukh Zoabi
01:14:47
Greetings to everyone from the international cooperation department of Skolkovo Foundation, Moscow. LAbuMukhZoabi@sk.ru
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01:16:27
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Peter Addo
01:16:57
Greetings from the French Development Agency (AFD)
Tracey Reign
01:17:49
Greetings, From the Young Leaders Forum South Africa tracey@kbnsa.com
Peter Addo
01:18:07
addop@afd.fr
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01:24:38
Hello, yes it is streaming live on Facebook and will be posted in full there https://www.facebook.com/AIforGood
Ekene Okolie
01:26:53
Beautiful delivery.... super proud of the minister
Charlton Philiso
01:28:28
Great presentation by the Minister. We need such energy in Africa
Webinar Attendee
01:28:34
Very insightful presentation . Thank you Minister.
Tracey Reign
01:29:29
Thank You Minister
Webinar Attendee
01:29:46
Beautiful sunset pic Alex.
Dattijo Murtala Makama
01:29:51
Fantastic and insightful presentation, Minister.
Hachimou ALMOU
01:32:01
I convey my warm congratulations and encouragement Minister.
Peter Addo
01:40:07
I like the idea of experimentation
Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani
01:41:03
Data Scientists are key as Africa needs to build its digital economy, store and analyse data. data is the new currency and right now its being exploited by those outside the continent.
Maria Laws
01:43:11
thank you for your intentional, hopeful, and action oriented comments here today, Alex. The work you and your team at A4AI are doing is essential and inspiring.
Dattijo Murtala Makama
01:43:16
Thank you so much, Alex.
Peter Addo
01:43:34
Thank you @Stella & @Alex
Ekene Okolie
01:43:37
Thank you Alex...
Tracey Reign
01:43:37
Thank you so much, Alex.
Hachimou ALMOU
01:44:15
Thank you, Alex.
Anita Tsado
01:44:16
thank you Alex
Peter Addo
01:44:17
Good to see you @John Kamara!
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01:44:44
From consumer mindset to Solution building mindset. very key , thank you Alex.
Peter Addo
01:45:16
Welcome Mmantsetsa Marope!
Aisha Udochi
01:45:18
Thank you for an action plan that makes sense, Alex.
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01:45:32
thank you Alex
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01:46:03
I and others have established a tech led comprehensive school at the deep rural areas the only challenge is getting funding and support to ensure that we empower this kids at the young age. Does anyone know where we can source support and funding for the school?
Webinar Attendee
01:46:06
welcome Dr. Marope, wonderful to hear your thoughts
Ekene Okolie
01:46:09
Absolutely Ma....we have to acknowledge where we are!
Tracey Reign
01:50:06
Access to Higher education is a problem in South Africa , As an education activist I have seen this . Some of the conditions in rural areas do not even accommodate AI. It is a crisis but together we can find a solution for the Youth
Peter Addo
01:54:43
Great point on the issue of languages
Tracey Reign
01:54:45
Absolutely
Brenda GUNDE
01:54:48
Very avid point use of NLP to alleviate Language barriers in education
Webinar Attendee
01:55:04
education accessible is still main challenge in Africa.
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01:59:27
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Maria Laws
02:01:38
thank you for your remarks, Dr. Marope. I am inspired each time I hear you talk about education. Your passion and expertise continue to help us envision the best path forward for all children.
Franklin Huizies
02:03:57
community radio is basic ICT technology being used very effectively and in a digital era can do bottom up public education and citizen participation... during Covid the sector started with basic education through daily broadcast in local languages here in South Africa and Asia Pacific region
Nozipho Sihlahla
02:06:26
Very insightful input by Dr. Marope.
Lerato Sepotokele
02:10:41
Hi Bastiaan and Jinu, could you please check your inbox
Harry Hare
02:11:39
The eduction sector is one of the most regulated and as a result very difficult to allow innovation to play a role. In my life, I have seen amazing edutec products that got killed a the education ministry doorsteps.
Lerato Sepotokele
02:13:53
Colleagues can the Minister please be excused as she has another engagement to attend to...Thank you!
Peter Addo
02:16:23
@Bryan, you are on point!
Webinar Attendee
02:19:05
government don’t understand what it is
Webinar Attendee
02:19:50
It is very evident that there is gap in terms of what this it is.
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02:20:07
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02:22:48
Thank you Toyosi 🙌🏽 Spot on 👏🏽
Divine Anye
02:23:49
I think African Governments need to understand how to develop National Strategies on key drivers.
Dattijo Murtala Makama
02:27:13
Thank you all for the wonderful session. It's been educating and insightful.
Maria Laws
02:27:16
Thank you Celina, Bryan, Alex, and Toyosi. I am excited by this discussion about the potential for dynamic AI collaborations and partnerships across all sectors that support our communities.
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02:28:20
Thank you for joining us today and feel free to watch again and share this webinar with friends (the recording will be posted in the coming days). https://aiforgood.itu.int/events/ai-driving-digital-divides-and-the-future-of-african-economies/
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02:28:25
Tune in next week to our webinar on the AI for Gender breakthrough track on 23 June, the “Global Dialogue on esports” on 24 June and the AI for Good Innovation Factory’s live pitching session on 26 June. https://aiforgood.itu.int/programme-2020/
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02:30:12
Thank you everyone for participating, we will be ending the webinar soon, please join us again next Tuesday ! https://aiforgood.itu.int