Digitization of Africa: International Power Plays, with Charlotte Escorne
29 novembre 2023
Over the past two decades, there has been a growing emphasis on the development of digital infrastructure in Africa, particularly in urban areas facing significant funding gaps. Despite persistent challenges, there is a noticeable uptick in investments in telecom and digital infrastructure.
Charlotte Escorne presented her work during the IFRI conference, which aimed to explore the agency, strategies, and interests of African participants involved in negotiating contracts and implementing projects. Her presentation provided insights into the geopolitics of funding digital infrastructure in Africa and how it impacts local and national politics.