What is the African Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manifesto?
The African Manifesto on Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship is being co-created by young and old Africans from within the continent and the diaspora.
It is our statement of how digital innovation and entrepreneurship can play a role in advancing our continent. It also identifies key drivers that we need to prioritize if our desired outcome is to be realized.
Why are we creating this Manifesto?
We are creating this manifesto as a tool that we can use to influence the efforts of our national governments, sub-regional and regional bodies including the AU Commission, AfDB, ECOWAS, SADC etc. as they develop strategies to grow the economies of our sub-regions and continent.
Read more about the inspiration to write this manifesto from Femi Longe’s perspective here
Who is it for?
This manifesto is meant for entrepreneurs, developers, incubation hubs, angel & VC investors, government and policy makers, universities and research institutes etc who are interested in contributing towards a progressive and connected digital innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem across Africa.
We invite subject matter experts from different sectors across Africa to share their ideas and contribute to the design of a future we desire.
How to Contribute
We have seeded the process by asking important questions around a number of themes on this platform.
If there are other important questions that you believe should be address, please ask them by starting a new topic.
Sign up to the platform and contribute to the content of the manifesto by sharing your ideas and opinions in response to the questions.
This is the proposed process towards crafting version 1 of the manifesto
A. Discussion platform launched
B. Open discussion
C. Team formed to mine the discussions and to draft the manifesto (Volunteer here)
D. Draft manifesto is published
E. Feedback received on draft manifesto
F. Feedback is incorporated and Draft 2 is published
G. Feedback is received and incorporated
H. Version 1 of the manifesto is published and ratified
I. Manifesto is shared with key stakeholders
Every generation has its opportunity to leave its mark on the sands of time — for good or otherwise.
This is our generation’s opportunity to shape our continent and to leapfrog development using transformative technology and entrepreneurial thinking. Let’s use it wisely.
Start sharing your ideas now.
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