The Africa Digital Economy Forum has announced the first-ever Digital Economy Awareness Month (DEAM) slated for November across the globe.
The novel Digital Economy Awareness Month (DEAM) slated for the month of November themed Digital Economy: The New Norm is an initiative aimed at deepening digitization advocacy and its benefits to the global economy while also encouraging early understanding and participation among youth.
DEAM 2022 is about sharing stories about how digital technology is changing our lifestyle, businesses and family togetherness, it is to encourage and embrace the use of technologies for fairer and a better future.
The need for organizations to leverage the new wave of digitization and its opportunities has birthed Digital Economy Month which will be held annually every November.
The CEO & co-founder of the Africa Digital Economy Forum Mr. Akin Naphtal has called for some aggressive moves from the youth in taking advantage of digitization. He also urged stakeholders across the world to invest in the country's youth through digitalization programmes and effective policy.
Mr Naphtal said the awareness month provided an opportunity to create a much-needed campaign and deepen the conversation from youth engagement, skill development, regulatory framework and push for government and organization commitment towards a robust digital future by sharing of best practices among stakeholders to drive the importance of Digital economy.
"Through our in-house research, we found out that most youths are unaware of what digital economy means and how they can be future-ready," he said.
"While some believe Digital economy is all about fintechs with most conversation being driven by the fintech community, it is time to develop a deeper understanding that will propel growth and drive inclusiveness in all sectors, from Agric to health, education, eLearning, aviation even politics and governance," Mr Naphtal added.
"I encourage organizations to engage in this year's campaign by sharing their own stories The DEAM will be observed with a series of activities, all through the month of November."
Africa Digital Economy Forum (ADEF) is a common platform for technology and service providers focusing on the transformative powers of Africa's steadily growing and booming digital economy.
ADEF engages and collaborates with governments, the private sector, academics, national and international bodies, etc, to promote frameworks to maximize the potential dividends of a thriving digital economy beneficial to all Africans.
ADEF is Committed to creating a strong strategic partnership to drive the actualization of a robust Digital Africa.