The Transform Africa Summit (Smart Africa)


In October 2013, the “Transform Africa” summit adopted the “Smart Africa” manifesto. Seven heads of African states took part in the summit:

  • Rwanda,
  • Kenya,
  • Uganda,
  • South Sudan,
  • Mali,
  • Gabon,
  • Burkina Faso.

The manifesto is aimed at socio-economic development through information and communication technologies.

In 2014, all 53 African countries approved the manifesto at the 22nd session of the Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa.

May 2019

The Transform Africa Summit is the Smart Africa flagship event. Following four successful editions, the fifth Summit will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 14 – 17 May 2019.

Under the theme “Boosting Africa’s Digital Economy”, the Summit is expected to attract over 4,000 participants, including Heads of State and Government, First Ladies, UN Broadband Commissioners, Ministers, Regulators, Mayors & Governors, Public & Private Sector, International Organizations, Industry Leaders, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Young Innovators, Civil Society and Academia.

In addition to the Smart Africa Leaders Summit, the Smart Africa Women’s Summit and interactive plenaries, the summit will feature subject specific streams tackling current ICT topics. Delegates will be able to attend insightful & engaging streams including Hubs as well as several customized sessions by our partners.

Our participation

The organizers of the flagship Transformation of Africa summit turned to VideoNova production for a video presentation for the participants.

The broadcast of the video will take place from a huge screen, so the requirements for the video are rather non-standard. Size: 4871x1154px.

The video tells about the achievements and developments of African states, thanks to the adoption of the “Smart Africa” ​​manifesto and the development program. Also presented new projects that are currently under development:

  • The One Africa Network
  • For affordable voice and data roaming rate and cross boarder mobile payments to foster greater integration and free movement of people and boost trade
  • Education for All
  • Equipping and connecting primary, secondary schools, universities and digital libraries with electronic devices
  • Broadband Connectivity
  • Along key infrastructure connecting hospitals, ports, airports and other public areas
  • Smart Africa Scholarship Fund

Promoting meritocracy and gender equality by bridging the skills and talents gap amongst member states

Our work for the summit "Transform Africa"

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