AT a seminar on Africa, participants emphasized the importance of industrial policies and policymakers in fostering innovation in Africa, highlighting its pivotal role in the global economy.
Ory Okolloh, Partner at Verod-Kepple Africa Ventures, stressed the importance of global community leaders engaging with Africa due to its immense potential in youth and resources.
In the next 50 years, Africa must engage with policymakers to initiate industrial policies for innovation, as Africa cannot leapfrog technology alone, she noted.
Mo Abudu, Chief Executive of EbonyLife Media, urges African leaders to change the narrative on Africa, focusing on youth voices and investing in capacity building and training.
Lamia Tazi, CEO of Sothema, a pharmaceutical company in Africa and the Middle East advised African governments to invest in human capital, promote talent through education, and create sustainable employment in industry and digital technology.