GSMA Africa Policy Leaders Forum Where leaders build the future

The most influential telecommunications leaders from across the continent gather at the GSMA’s prestigious Africa Policy Leaders Forum. The event will be back in Kigali 17-19 October 2023 - save the dates!

About the MWC Kigali Policy Leaders Forum

The 2022 GSMA Africa Policy Leaders Forum brought together key stakeholders from ministries, regulatory bodies and the broader mobile ecosystem. Over 400 delegates from 48 delegations and the ecosystem gathered in Kigali to discuss topical issues such as accelerating digital transformation through fiscal policy reforms and progressive policy approaches for a digital Africa.

The Africa Policy Leaders Forum will back in Kigali 17-19 October 2023 - save the dates!

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The policy Leaders Forum is an invitation-only event - see attendance criteria below.

View the 2022 agenda and speakers

Attendance criteria

  • National ministries including telecommunications, digital agenda, finance, gender and health
  • Telecommunications regulatory authorities, data protection authorities, identity authorities and central banks
  • Senior leadership from selected city governments
  • Senior representatives from selected international organisations and intergovernmental bodies
  • C-level and senior regulatory representatives from the mobile industry


The GSMA Policy work in Africa

The GSMA SSA policy team actively engages with policymakers and regulators to advance policy discourse, contribute to market research and convey the perspectives of the mobile industry across the range of issues that surround the digital economy and society.

The team of four leading the work in various markets within Sub Saharan Africa comprises of: Kamal Tamawa (Southern Africa) Alain Betu (Central Africa), Caroline Mbugua, HSC (East Africa) and Seyni Malan Fati (West Africa).

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"Safaricom is delighted to partner with GSMA for the inaugural in-person MWC Kigali event in Kigali, Rwanda. As a purpose-led technology company, we look forward to the MWC Africa series as it presents an opportunity for the continent to converge on critical connectivity policy matters while showcasing our value proposition in Fintech, shared value and how we transform lives." – Safaricom