Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent, ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to broadband and usage of information and communication technologies.
The Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda on the 28th – 31st October 2013 culminated in the adoption of the Smart Africa Manifesto document by seven (7) African Heads of State (Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Mali, Gabon and Burkina Faso) in which they committed to provide leadership in accelerating socio-
economic development through ICT.
On 30th – 31st January 2014, the Smart Africa Manifesto was endorsed by all Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the 22 nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly in Addis Ababa. The development places ICT at the heart of the ICT agenda in Africa beyond the original 7 signatories.