Digital Transformation Yet To Reach Rural Communities – GIZ

Madam Regina Barbosa Bauerochse, Country Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), says she’s noticed that certain rural regions and non-formal organizations in Ghana are yet to profit from changes in the current digital transformation era.

Madam Bauerochse expressed this at the release of the Africa Technovate Awards Night Gala in Accra which took place at the end of the week and was coordinated by AIDEC Consultancies International Limited.

The Award aims to honor African innovation organizations that have pioneered the path for a considerable length of time and also upcoming and inventive tech organizations creating a way for Africa in a quick-changing world.

Themed: “Information Technology and the Way Forward for Africa under the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” the Africa Technovate Awards 2021, tried to challenge and spur organizations bringing about technological solutions to do more to bring healthy competition to the continent, particularly in this season of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

The awards honored 17 organizations and people in different classifications, including the FinTech Company of the Year, Digital Agri-Business of the Year, Tech Insurance Company of the Year, Young Tech Start-up Company of the Year, Ambitious Tech Company of the year, and Quality Standards Award.

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Madam Bauerochse expressed that digitalization of micro, small and medium-sized businesses, has potential for development and growth, notwithstanding, the absence of computerized abilities or the familiarity with such administrations kept them from taking on and utilizing the instruments and mediums accessible.


She said the future triumphs of new companies serving the African market heavily relied upon their capacity to accommodate the target gatherings.

‘‘For instance through agent networks or access to their services through feature phones,’’ she added.

She noticed that for 10 years now, Africa has demonstrated the capability of dynamic advancement in its environments and blended with the educated populace to acknowledge opportunistic situations while at the same time decreasing aberrations.

The Digital Development Strategy (2020-2023), a necessary component chasing the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, she said, stressed the job of computerized change as a switch for incorporating a reasonable and comprehensive turn of events.

‘‘We are committed to the principles for Digital Development as well as the 2023 Agenda for Sustainable Development,’’ guaranteed.

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The Country Director said GIZ had a similar vision to the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation of making the country the center point of digitalization in West Africa.

Ghana and Germany have had a well-established relationship in global participation for over 35 years, which incorporates the arrangement of the Digital Transformation Center to seek after the digitalization plan of the Ghanaian Government.

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