Building Foundations for an Inclusive Digital Future

October 10
3:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm

Being able to learn, work and transact digitally and online has never been more important to the daily lives of people around the globe. Even though basic digital access is the foundation for addressing many of the world’s most pressing challenges, nearly 3 billion people were still offline in 2022, 1.4 billion people remain unbanked, and 850 million people have no official identification. The vast majority of these excluded people live in developing countries.

Accelerating digitalization requires more investment, innovation, and partnerships from both the public and private sectors. Boosting broadband connectivity, digital public infrastructure and digital skills will ensure that future generations can fully participate in the global economy. This event will discuss the essential foundations for expanding digital economies and how to catalyze actions and investments for an inclusive digital future.


Axel van Trotsenburg
Director gerente sénior, Políticas de Desarrollo y Alianzas del Banco Mundial

Makhtar Diop
Director gerente y vicepresidente ejecutivo de la Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC)

Timothy Antoine
Gobernador, Banco Central del Caribe Oriental

Ghita Mezzour
Ministra de Transición Digital y Reforma Administrativa de Marruecos

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
Ministra de Comunicaciones y Digitalización de Ghana

Torbjorn Caesar
Chairman and Senior Partner, Actis


Lerato Mbele
International broadcaster