• 05/12/2023
  • 06:00 - 06:45 CET

COP28 Side Event: Digital Transformation on a livable Planet

Connectivity is a global challenge: almost three billion people are still offline, the majority of whom live in low- and middle-income countries. Connectivity could contribute to leaps in development, for example by making communities more resilient to climate change through better access to information and services.
The session Digital Transformation on a livable Planet will focus on sustainably closing the connectivity gap – with the participation of Senegalese partners from the BMZ Data Economy initiative.


  • Guangzhe Chen, Vice President Infrastructure, World Bank
  • Tomas Lamanauskas, Deputy Secretary General, ITU
  • Fred Waithaka, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Safaricom
  • Dr Mbaye Diop, Member of the National Committee on Climate Change (COMNACC), Senegal

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