The conference organized by the French news magazine Le Point Afrique, aimed to give a digital identity to the continent, taking as its theme “The Digital Revolution on the Move: How to Transform the Trial by Addressing the Technological, Regulatory and Societal Challenges?”
Participants sought to determine if African states will be able to build an integrated digital ecosystem, allowing both common legal rules and the pooling of funding to be managed in order to accelerate the deployment of an efficient internet network.
Speaking at the opening of the meeting, Morocco’s ambassador to France, Chakib Benmoussa, underlined the efforts made by the Kingdom to develop this sector, referring to Morocco’s Numeric Plan and Morocco Digital Plan 2020.
The diplomat recalled the recent adoption of a bill for the creation of a digital development agency, which he said has made Morocco a regional hub and African leader in the field. Benmoussa also highlighted the special role of digital technology in the cooperation policies between the Kingdom and several African countries.
The participants also answered a number of questions regarding the training of African populations in the digital world, the development of secure infrastructures, and the ability of the tremendous digital advances in the continent to assist Africans and their exchanges with the world.