Africa-Europe Alliance: EU boosts pan-African Internet connectivity with €30 million

December 18, 2019
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On Wednesday 18 December, the EU has announced additional €30 million for the project “AfricaConnect”, that will provide affordable, high-capacity Internet for research and education networks across Africa.

Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, said: “Affordable high-speed broadband connectivity enables African youth, students, and researchers to boost collaborative scientific research with their peers around the world to help them tackle challenges in Africa. This is an important step towards tackling the digital divide.”

Improved Internet connectivity will not only facilitate African participation in world-class research projects, but also enable education, training and research institutions to develop and use applications to improve their teaching and learning environments, such as virtual classes or massive open online courses.

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Press release

Africa-Europe Alliance

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia