After a competitive selection process with over 850 applications, the AfricaConnect3 project was selected as one of the 100 projects to be showcased at the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum 2020.

It was a fine opportunity to share with the world about how the EU and Africa are collaborating to bridge the digital divide in Africa by extending reliable, high speed connectivity and accompanying services to African education space. The Forum was also an invaluable chance to meet and interact with donor-organisations and like-minded partners and collaborators interested in coming onboard in various ways to help connect Africa to unlimited possibilities.

The Forum closed its virtual doors to over 12,000 attendees every day, ending its first fully digital edition. It put the spotlight on those who implement concrete actions in an effort to foster open dialogue and mobilize all stakeholders for a collective action. 

Over 40 informative panel sessions filled the agenda, which saw the participation of heads of state, business leaders, philanthropic foundations, universities, the media and representatives of international civil society. 

These workshops were a chance for collaborative conversations on the topics of governance of health, the use and regulation of digital tools and platforms to respond to the crisis. #COVID19 remained a topic of conversation and topics explored the support of civil society and economic activity in times of pandemics.

The CEO of WACREN – Dr Boubakar Barry was designated by the AC3 partners to
present the AfricaConnect3 project pitch at the prestigious forum.

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