Africa is a continent of tremendous potential and opportunities. This talk focuses on the question of how Africa can realize its potential further, and where the continent is already overtaking – or “leapfrogging” – others.
The panel discussion features Charles Murito, Google’s Regional Director for Government Affairs & Policy for Sub-Saharan Africa; Juliana Rotich, Kenyan technology entrepreneur and Head of Fintech Solutions at Safaricom; and Inya Lawal, founder of the Ascend Studios Foundation, a non-profit focused on capacity building and social, educational and economic empowerment for women and youth.
The session was moderated by Ludwig von Bayern, social entrepreneur and co-creator of Startup Lions, a digital empowerment program for young adults in rural Kenya.
Charles Murito is Google’s Regional Director, Government Affairs & Policy, Sub Saharan Africa. He is responsible for overseeing engagement with Governments & Regulators to drive digital transformation through progressive policy.
Ludwig von Bayern is a Social Entrepreneur and development aid specialist for digital opportunities in Africa’s remote regions. He studied Law and Political Science, with a focus on International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law.
Ascend Studios Foundation
Dr. Inya Lawal is a social entrepreneur and founder of the Ascend Studios Foundation, which focuses on social, educational and economic empowerment for women and youth. Dr. Lawal is a lead program partner to the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria, for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs.