Leapfrogging into Tomorrow: Africa’s tech revolution to support green growth

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Professor Anthony Nyong, Director of Climate Change & Green Growth at the African Development Bank believes Africa faces climate threats but also has a chance to leapfrog with tech advancements such as Industry 4.0. AI, big data… These can revolutionize sectors like agriculture (increased yields, reduced water use). Financing is crucial, with green bonds and support for startups being key. He highlights initiatives by The African Development Bank as the Ekiti Knowledge Zone to foster digital entrepreneurship and create jobs. According to him, Africa can embrace tech and overcome challenges to lead in sustainable development.

Source: The Africa Report

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