Daily Archives: August 24, 2021

Africa’s Digital Transformation: Digital Economy as a Driver of Growth and Innovation

World BankAug 24, 2021
Africa’s youth are trying to access better technology to fulfill their dreams. The digital transformation has become even more urgent in the wake of the pandemic. Access to the internet remains out of reach for most people in the continent, with only 22% reporting having access in 2017. At the current, incremental pace of economic and social advancement, too many of Africa’s expanding youth population will be denied the opportunity to live up to their potential. Digital technologies offer a chance to disrupt this trajectory – unlocking new pathways for rapid economic growth, innovation, job creation and access to services which would have been unimaginable only a decade ago. The Digital Economy for Africa (DE4A) Initiative is helping to accelerate the digital transformation to close the divide. Learn more: https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs…

#StopTheMoneyPipeline banner drop in Grand Teton National Park

350.orgAug 24, 2021
New video from Protect Our Winters and 350.org featuring ski mountaineer Zahan Billimoria, his son Alyosha, and professional skier Kai Jones calls on financial leaders to #StopTheMoneyPipeline ahead of #JacksonHole2021 Economic Policy Symposium. Disclaimer: This was filmed prior to the announcement that the Economic Policy Symposium would move to a virtual format.