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. Follow @GSMAPolicy and #PLF23 for updates.

About the Africa Policy Leaders Forum

The 2023 GSMA Africa Policy Leaders Forum will bring together key stakeholders from ministries, regulatory bodies and the broader mobile ecosystem to discuss topical issues, such as handset affordability, the investment gap and bridging the digital divide, through insightful keynotes and stimulating panel discussions.

The Policy Leaders Forum will also offer multiple opportunities for networking and meeting with the sector’s key players from across the continent.

The Africa Policy Leaders Forum will be back at MWC Kigali, 17-19 October 2023.

Click on the link below to see the agenda and speakers. Plus follow @GSMAPolicy and #PLF23 for updates.

The Policy Leaders Forum is an invitation-only event. See attendance criteria below.

Agenda & 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

Invitations to ministers, heads of regulatory authorities and senior representatives from inter-governmental bodies from across the region will be sent from mid-June.


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: Caroline Mbugua, HSC (East Africa), Kamal Tamawa (Southern Africa), Alain Betu (Central Africa), and Seyni Malan Fati (West Africa).

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