Digital Africa

An initiative at the service of innovation in Africa

In the course of 2018, a dozen actors from the worlds of the institutional, private and associative sectors – including the French Development Agency (AFD) – launched the Digital Africa initiative. This is the realization of a commitment made in 2017 in Ouagadougou by President Emmanuel Macron. A € 65 million program to support the African entrepreneurial dynamic and support the development of digital innovation projects impacting the continent.

The Digital Africa initiative is to be both an association, a label, and a digital platform.

The Digital Africa association brings together 10 members committed to supporting and supporting the African digital ecosystem. They are CFI, Jokkolabs, Afrilabs, GEN Africa, Bond’Innov, the Mobilities Factory, Digital Farm, Fing, Digital Observer for Africa and the French Development Agency (AFD). AFD will deploy the funds made available in the form of a facility for seed funding, support and technical assistance as well as support for incubators and accelerators.

The Digital Africa label is in charge of identifying and bringing out actors, projects and innovative events by highlighting sharing. It enhances their visibility, connects them with the ecosystem and the appropriate support and financing mechanisms.

The digital Digital Africa platform connects African entrepreneurs and innovation ecosystems (local and international) in order to unite knowledge communities and initiatives, and to make available to them resources and business opportunities shared by the partners of the approach. Digital Africa.

An innovative platform at the service of African entrepreneurial dynamics

The Digital Africa initiative aims to bring together at the heart of a platform the many players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem (entrepreneurs, support structures, investors, the general public, large companies, universities, institutions and associations, etc.) in a dynamic sharing the same vision: putting collective intelligence at the service of the development of entrepreneurship and digital innovation on the African continent. New answers emerge for development – climate, education, health

Key numbers

Digital Africa already has 135 innovation platforms and incubators in 35 countries, networks of entrepreneurs from 42 countries, 8 leading Tech4good initiatives and many players who will continue to join Digital Africa.