Ministerial Programme at MWC Kigali Where leaders build Africa's future

The most influential telecommunications leaders from across the continent gather at the new GSMA Ministerial Programme at MWC Kigali, 29-31 October 2024.

About the new Ministerial Programme in Kigali

The GSMA is elevating the Policy Leaders Forum at MWC Kigali to a Ministerial Programme from this year, marking a new chapter in our commitment to advancing the digital agenda in Africa. Whilst the Ministerial Programme at MWC Barcelona will remain our global event, the new Ministerial Programme at MWC Kigali will bring the most influential telecommunications leaders from across the African continent to discuss policy and regulatory topics key to the region.  

Agenda and speakers will be published in the Summer months. 

The event remains invitation-only, with official invitations being sent by the GSMA from June. 

Follow @GSMAPolicy and #MWC24MP for updates. 

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 in the spring.


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 and West Africa), and Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa (Southern Africa).

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