Connectivity and Access in the Era of COVID-19 - IEEE Virtual Salon - 27/10/2021
Engineering for change
Technical Community and Civil Society | International
COVID-19 has highlighted the universal need for equitable connectivity, particularly the challenges faced on the African continent. This virtual salon will explore the demands in broadband connectivity, including challenges and opportunities in light of the ongoing pandemic. Panelists representing a variety of sectors discussed on examples across Africa and related regions such as: If COVID-19 is a deterrent or an incentive to bring Broadband to unconnected regions; how countries can leapfrog Broadband connectivity in rural areas; successful national or regional responses in terms of connectivity during the pandemic; impact of COVID-19 on educational outcomes in regions without connectivity vs regions with connectivity.