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    Online Safety: A New Frontier for Social Innovation in Africa

    "The exponential increase and expected growth of internet, smartphone, and mobile network usage in Africa has enabled a thriving ecosystem of tech entrepreneurs with the capacity to provide new solutions to energy, healthcare, education, and finance. It has also spurred a little known, but active community of start-ups, non-profits, and educational institutions committed to protecting Africans’ online safety and cybersecurity."

    Roughly 40% of Africans today have internet access. By 2025, 475 million people on the continent will have access to a smartphone—double today’s number. Behind those numbers are infrastructure, policy, and oversight issues confronting Africa with a looming online safety crisis.”

    Read the full article on Impact Alpha about Impact Amplifier’s Africa Online Safety Fund, written by Tanner Methvin, and gain access to five free articles every month.


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