Vision, training and funding crucial to growing tech in Africa

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Computer training in South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Investing in training is critical to expand the tech sector in Africa, according to Rwanda's Minister of Youth and ICT (information and communications technologies).

Jean Philbert Nsengimana said his government has supported tech entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing a "hub" where their ideas can be turned into businesses.

Mr Nsengimana has been in Bangkok for an annual gathering organized by the International Telecommunication Union, the UN agency that deals with ICT-related issues.

Maximillian Jacobson-Gonzalez asked him what factors are needed to grow Africa's digital economy.

Duration: 2'44"

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