MIT Media Lab, E14-633
The technology choices Africa makes in the next decade will help to determine whether it becomes competitive or unmanageable. This informal talk will overview Africa's security and environmental challenges, underline its economic potential, and get beyond ICT to identify areas where science will be decisive.
Jonathan Ledgard is director of the new Afrotech lab at EPFL and Africa correspondent-at-large of The Economist. He has reported from 50 countries and several wars for The Economist, with a focus on politics, security, environment, and science, and has published two acclaimed novels, Giraffe (2007) and Submergence (2013).
Host/Chair: Human Dynamics