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Innovation key to supporting Africa’s transformation, says Vera Songwe

Investment in innovation is critical if Africa’s new industries, especially in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector, are to play a crucial role in promoting the continent’s structural transformation. The statement was made this week by Ms. Vera Songwe, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary in Dakar, Senegal at the 3rd Investing in Africa Forum (IAF), also known as the China-Africa Forum. Speaking on the theme of the Forum, “Africa Leapfrogging through Innovation”, Ms. Songwe said Africa is already leapfrogging in many areas but noted that this required leadership and persistence. read more

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