We had a chat with Kwame Rugunda, Chairman, Blockchain Association of Uganda and the CEO of CryptoSavannah, to discuss the recently concluded Africa Blockchain Conference 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.
Kwame was excited after a second successful Africa Blockchain Conference and its achievements in pushing for adoption of 4IR technologies.
This year, the event was graced by the Prime Minister of Uganda and the President of Sierra Leone, who were both very supportive of the 4IR technologies and their potential to transform the African continent.
Speaking to BitcoinKE, Kwame said:
“We were able to pull off a great event and get the conversation going at a continental level on how we must prepare Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution […] Next year it will both be bigger and more impactful. We are already planning the Africa 4.0 Summit for 2020.”
With the signing of the Africa 4.0 initiative by key leaders including Julius Maada, President of Sierra Leone, and Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, Kwame highlighted a series of upcoming projects that include the upcoming summit and the Africa 4.0 Index.
The commitment of Julius Maada to take the conversation to the African Union continental level was a big highlight of the conference that will likely see this as the start of the 4IR adoption on the continent.