The Datasphere Initiative is thrilled to announce that the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) has joined the Datasphere Initiative as a project partner. The organizations will join forces to drive forward the Africa Forum on Sandboxes for Data.
With the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Datasphere Initiative Africa Forum on Sandboxes for Data will build a pan-African community to enable innovative cross-border data governance solutions.
“We are pleased to partner with ACET, a prominent pan-African economic policy institute, as we embark on our mission to responsibly unlock the value of data for all. ACET’s dedication to smart, inclusive, and sustainable development aligns perfectly with our goals within the Africa Forum on Sandboxes for Data. Together, we will assist many African stakeholders as they seek to drive transformative changes for the betterment of all.” Justin Bryant, Lead, Global Sandboxes for Data, Datasphere Initiative.
In its mission to foster Africa’s long-term growth through transformation, ACET operates as a pan-African economic policy institute. With a focus on generating valuable research, providing essential policy advice, and facilitating connections among key stakeholders, striving to empower African nations for smart, inclusive, and sustainable development.
“African governments are quickly developing digital and innovation related policy that will support the continent’s economic transformation. Those policies will leverage Africa’s young population, its rise to middle-class status, and more equitable growth. But policy formulation on complex topics such as data governance can only be done well in partnership with African institutions and global expertise. ACET is excited to partner with the Datasphere Initiative whereby best practices, new research, and innovative ecosystems will help inform African policymakers on data governance and regulation of a digital single market.” Rob Floyd, Director, Innovation and Digital Policy, ACET.
The Datasphere Initiative and the African Center for Economic Transformation will collaborate to leverage the know-how of regional policymakers in Africa and support efforts to build a platform that brings local, regional, and global experts together. Along with other regional partners, they will work to enable peer-to-peer learning on new ways to support data exchange, help foster collaborative processes, and evaluate regulatory frameworks within the Forum.