A prosperous digital future for all
The D4D Hub kicked off its activities in Africa in December 2020 with the goal of strengthening digital collaboration between African and European partners. Since then, the D4D Hub has provided an effective platform for regional multi-stakeholder dialogue, identification of win-win opportunities, and coordination in the implementation of digital initiatives.
Moreover, concrete D4D Hub projects such as the AU-EU D4D Hub, IDEA, and AEDIB|NET have enabled the European Union and its Member States to work hand-in-hand with African institutions, civil society organisations, and innovation ecosystems to advance an inclusive and sustainable digital transformation.
Strengthening the Africa-EU digital partnership
Digital cooperation is a cornerstone of the Africa-EU strategic partnership. At the 6th European Union–African Union Summit in February 2022, leaders from both continents announced a EUR 150 billion Africa-Europe Investment Package, which amongst other priorities aims to accelerate Africa’s sustainable digital transformation.
This ambition aligns with the Global Gateway, the European Union’s strategy to boost smart, clean, and secure investments in connectivity, and the AU Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa 2020 - 2030, which aims to transform Africa’s economies and societies by harnessing digital technologies, the potential of data and innovation for the benefit of people.
In line with its goal to foster multi-stakeholder partnerships and boost investments, the D4D Hub is an important instrument for the European Union and its Member States to support transformational projects across the African continent, strengthening cooperation in jointly identified priority areas.
AU-EU D4D Hub project
As one of the leading initiatives of the D4D Hub, the African Union – European Union (AU-EU) D4D Hub supports African institutions to create an enabling environment for an inclusive and sustainable digital transformation. The project provides demand-driven technical assistance, promotes knowledge sharing, and facilitates multi-stakeholder dialogues.