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Digital Africa


Ambitions around an increasingly digital and connected Africa, underscored by accelerated digitalisation in response to COVID-19 and technological change, have profound implications for life on the continent.

We are exploring the impact of digitalisation on the:

  • Regulatory environment and governance of data and privacy, digital infrastructure, the digital economy (including employment conditions) and innovations in the financial sector
  • Livelihoods, skills and aspirations of young people
  • Transformation of the financial sector
  • Growth in digital platforms and their role in the economy
  • Innovation enabled through digital technology and related ecosystems
  • Future of Africa (scenarios and forces for a digital Africa)

The Latest in Digital Africa

Cenfri joins the Smart Africa Alliance
Kigali, Monday 29th August 2022  – The Smart Africa Alliance welcomes Cenfri as an international non-profit member to advance Smart Africa’s [...]
Impamvu dukwiriye gushakira inyito mu Kinyarwanda amwe mu magambo y’ikoranabuhanga
Abamenyereye iby’ ikoranabuhanga cyane bazakubwira ko hari amagambo menshi usanga akoreshwa muri urwo rwego, udapfa gusanga mu kiboneza-mvugo [...]
Supporting digital transformation in Rwanda
Fiacre Mushimire, Cenfri’s Policy Lead, answered some questions about the breadth of Cenfri’s work in Rwanda. How and when did Cenfri start work [...]
Data scientists contribute to data-driven policymaking in Rwanda
The Rwanda Economy Digitalisation Programme aims to support the Government of Rwanda in its vision of building an inclusive digital economy using [...]
Open finance: Prerequisites and considerations for fit-for-context implementation in Africa
  Data is a powerful enabler of innovation: It helps financial service providers (FSPs) to better understand and serve consumers, as well as [...]
Digitally-enabled access to basic services
A scoping study of five African countries Access to basic services –education, energy, health – is an important socio-economic development [...]
Unlocking the potential of digital platforms to transform food logistics in Africa
In our previous article, Can digital platforms transform first mile food logistics in Africa?, we discussed the importance of the [...]
Digitalisation to improve food supply chain efficiency
Can digital platforms transform first mile food logistics in Africa?  The agricultural sector is responsible for food security and is a major [...]
Unlocking the digital economy in Senegal
The Mastercard Foundation has set an objective to enable 30 million young Africans, especially women, to secure employment that they see as [...]
Guidance on start-up support in Ethiopia
Recommendations to support digital start-ups Cenfri supported Digital Financial in producing a technical guide on the creation of a fund to support [...]