II-3. New Technologies for Sustained Development of African Economies

Convener: Evgenia V. Morozenskaya (Institute for African Studies, Moscow, Russia); e-mail: evmorozen@mail.ru

The major topic to be discussed during the panel sessions is the multiplicity of ways new technologies can come to Africa. Among these ways are:
1. UN Goals for the Sustainable Development (2016-2030): the innovations as a base for their implementation in Africa:
- promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation (Goal 9);
- ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all (Goal 7).
2. The cooperation between African enterprises and foreign companies in the framework of global value chains (GVC).
3. The use of IT in the sphere of production and services.
4. Institutional and financial tools for ensuring technological progress in African economies.