Past event

Research Event

Impacts of New Technology on African Business and Politics

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme


Herman Chinery-Hess, Founder of SoftTribe
Enyo Kumahor, Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP
Roy Singham, Founder & Chairman, Thoughtworks
Chair: Egon Cossou, Editor, BBC Africa Business Report


Technological change is having a profound impact globally, but perhaps the greatest potential for rapid transformative change lies in large parts of Africa. Whether in the field of computing, signal transmission, drug production, agricultural science or engineering, the speed of development is transforming the political context and choices for decision-makers. Yet little policy discussion appears to take place as to what this means in practice. At this event a panel of experts will discuss the change that is underway across much of Africa and where this may lead in the coming years.

Registration and coffee reception from 10:00.

This event is part of the Africa Programme's 10th Anniversary Special Event series.