The African Union – European Union (AU-EU) Digital for Development (D4D) Hub is facilitating the first Africa-Europe D4D Hub Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) on 10 February 2022 with the aim of promoting dialogue and collaboration between African and European D4D actors.
In the lead-up to this important event, which will be held online, we are calling for citizens from both continents to share their perspectives on how to build an inclusive digital economy and society that leaves no one behind.
Interested? This is your opportunity to have a say on the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation in the context of Africa-Europe relations. Share your good practices, lessons learned, and innovative approaches for joint action.
What The African Union – European Union are looking for?
Listening to you as a citizen, activist, or civil society representative and showcasing your experience is one of our event’s priorities.
Send us a written statement addressed to The African Union – European Union (AU-EU) Digital for Development (D4D) Hub actors explaining your vision for our shared digital future. Let us know what you think:
- Are you an entrepreneur in Africa or Europe? How have digital technologies helped your business succeed?
- Are data protection and privacy important to you? What should governments do to protect your rights in the digital age?
- Why is the internet is important to you? How can Africa and Europe work together to bring the internet to everyone?
… or share any other thoughts you may have about our digital future!
The first step in this process is to send us a written statement with the messages that you would like to convey during the MSF. We will then contact you if your statement is selected to record a short video to be streamed at the MSF as a contribution to the different panels and sessions.
Please note that all the written statements we receive – whether they are selected for recording or not – will feed into the panel discussions or the event report.
The African Union – European Union D4D Hub promotes a human-centric and sustainable digital transformation. Thus, for this event, we are particularly eager to hear from civil society actors who:
- Have ongoing or planned activities aimed at closing the digital divide (digital divide, gender digital divide, youth empowerment, digital rights, etc.) in Africa.
- Work towards mutually beneficial Africa-Europe partnerships in the digital sector.
- Are ready to speak up at the MSF to represent civil society and are willing to share their views and experience on the topics of discussion (see listed above).
- Can mobilize European and/or African community networks and reach out to a wide audience.
- Are interested in creating new partnerships with public and private actors from Africa and Europe.