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Investing in Africa's Digital Transformation

With its young, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial population, the continent has the potential to reap far-reaching rewards through digitization and adoption of new technologies. But additional, well-targeted investments will be needed to support African innovation and bring more Africans online.

MOUNTAIN VIEW – A few years ago, I was in Lagos to see Alphabet’s digital skills programs at work. There was excitement for the future of technology in Africa and all the jobs and opportunities it could bring. From jobseekers learning new skills to entrepreneurs building promising new apps and businesses, the people I met were deeply inspiring.