Ascend Digital Solutions Ltd envisions Africa to be the world’s digital playground. We are rapidly charting a path towards African digital sovereignty and forging partnerships that will transform the digital landscape across the continent. One of such partnerships is with Smart Africa Alliance where Ascend Digital Solutions signed up as the newest platinum member at the just ended 6th Transform Africa Summit. The summit was , held from 26th to 28th April in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and provided a platform for Ascend Digital Solutions to showcase its commitment to the theme of “Connect, Innovate, Transform.”   

The Transform Africa Summit is Africa’s leading annual forum bringing together global and regional leaders from government, business, and international organizations to collaborate on new ways of shaping, accelerating, and sustaining Africa’s ongoing digital revolution.  

Ascend Digital Solutions attended the pre-summit on 25th April, which was exclusive to platinum and gold delegates. The event discussed attracting investment for digital transformation in Africa, highlighting the importance of a multifaceted approach to create a favorable business environment, promoting digital skills development, and building digital infrastructure. This would accelerate the continent’s digital transformation and drive social and economic development. 

The CEO of Ascend Digital, Harkirit Singh, participated in an interactive panel on “Realizing a one connected Africa”. The panel included Hon. Min. M. Yacine El Mahdi Oualid (Minister of Telecommunication in Algeria), Fargani Tambeayuk (Head of Connectivity Policy for Africa at Meta), Never Ncube (Dandemutande CEO), Dr. Nomathemba Ndiweni (Pro-Vice Chancellor at Lupane State University), Kamal Tawama (Global System for Mobile Communications- GSMA), and a Delegate from the Estonia government. 

The discussion highlighted the challenges and opportunities for achieving a connected Africa through digital solutions such as infrastructure development, digital literacy, and policy frameworks. Harkirit Singh emphasized the critical layers of digital transformation, including connectivity, computing, and collaboration. He also showcased the success of Ascend Digital Solutions in driving mobile broadband connectivity in Ghana through public-private collaboration. 

One of such collaboration is the recent partnership between Ascend Digital Solutions Ltd and India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX) which was announced at the summit. This partnership  will bring Federated Data Exchange to Africa and fast-track the realization of a connected Africa. Read more about it here.

Ultimately, we are making strides in realizing a one-connected Africa. An Africa that is on the fast track to digital sovereignty.