Cape Verde to be Africa’s digital hub and “digital country

The Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Ulisses Correia e Silva, reaffirmed on Thursday the commitment to position the archipelago as a digital hub in Africa with the ability to attract foreign investment, becoming a “digital country”.
“The country has young entrepreneurial talents that already assume themselves as digital leaders, there is a favorable ecosystem for innovation, investment and digital entrepreneurship,” said Ulisses Correia e Silva, speaking at the opening of the Leadership Summit Cabo Verde, which started Thursday in Praia, with international speakers and the aim, according to the organization, of “producing relevant knowledge in all areas related to leadership.
“We intend to position Cape Verde as a digital ‘hub’ in Africa, with the ability to attract reference investors, attract digital nomads, export goods and services, create a community of entrepreneurship and skilled jobs for young people and enhance the centrality of our diaspora,” he expressed, after listing the various technological changes in recent years in the country, such as the complete transition to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) or the technology park in Praia and São Vicente, nearing completion.
He also argued that it is necessary to “improve the efficiency of public services in all areas,” particularly through “digital transformation,” to “combat the sluggishness of the public administration,” while maintaining the focus on technological training of young people.
The Leadership Summit Cabo Verde is being held for the first time between Thursday and Friday, at the National Assembly and the University of Cabo Verde in Praia, and aims to be an annual event integrated into the Líder project, which for the first time replicates internationally the Leadership Summit Portugal event.
It brings together dozens of speakers, Cape Verdean and foreign, from the areas of entrepreneurship and digital, around the theme “New Digital Leadership”, with the aim of discussing the challenges faced by leaders in the face of technological transformation.

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