Glad that i’ve had been given an opportunity to be part of discussion on Digital divide in emerging economies to achieve sustainable development. Priorities for investment should be in digital infrastructure and skills.

Data is more than just an oil

it is engine and currency which allow us to learn in depth about ourselves and move up the value chain. Define Data by purpose.

Digital industrialization would require rules to regulate the multinationals, such as imposing performance requirements, whereas rules in the WTO would give multinationals market access rights while limiting role of the state in regulation. More hard work needs to be done for closing digital divide between developed and developing countries.

Separately, Brian Wong from Alibaba Group has reiterated that Alibaba together with UNCTAD are very much committed to support entrepreneurs/heros in emerging countries via eFounders Fellowship.

also a photo with one of Seedstars portfolio company, Kubinga from Angola!