The importance of cheap, high-quality telecommunications services for economic development and growth are frequently stressed by policy makers, as is the need for greater regional integration and cooperation in Southern Africa.
CCRED and UNU-WIDER are jointly holding a seminar to elaborate on these challenges based on insights from two studies conducted by CCRED for a Southern Africa — Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) work stream on Regional growth for Southern Africa’s prosperity.
During the seminar panellists will reflect on how the alignment of regulation (or lack thereof) across the region has influenced the current state of telecoms development in Southern Africa, and how it may be better harnessed in the future for regional integration and growth.
Panellists: Genna Robb (Research Associate, CCRED)
Chair: Ryan Hawthorne (Acacia Economics)