The African Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Foundation (AFICTF), has unveiled a two-year digital inclusion development plan for the continent.
AFICTF is targeting policy and infrastructure issues on the Internet of Things (IoTs), Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.
The Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established in 2009, but recently reorganised to urgently address critical issues that bother on Africa’s digital inclusion.
The development plan was unveiled at the inauguration of the new Board of Trustees (BOT) chaired by the former Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), Mr Tony Ojobo.
Mr. Ojobo, who doubles as the Chairman of the BOT and President of the Foundation, in his inaugural speech, declared a state of emergency on internet penetration, stating that Africa needs a declaration of emergency in the area of ICT development and innovation.
According to him, in the next two years, the Foundation will consciously be making efforts towards a holistic involvement in research and educational activities.