The Development Bank of Southern Africa to take part once again in GovTech 2023

Johannesburg, 12 September 2023 – The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) will be participating in GovTech Conference 2023 again this year. The DBSA will play a pivotal role in facilitating discussions on pressing topics that are poised to shape the future of technology, governance, and economic development in the Southern African region.

GovTech 2023, scheduled to be held from 12 – 14 September 2023 at the Durban ICC in KwaZulu-Natal, is a premier platform for government leaders, technology experts, and industry stakeholders to convene and explore innovative solutions that drive digital transformation across Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa.

DBSA's involvement in the conference highlights its commitment to fostering technological advancements and promoting sustainable development across the region. The Bank will actively engage in discussions and share its knowledge and experience in the following key areas:

  • Unpacking the platform economy and regulatory implications - the DBSA will contribute to the conversation on how the platform economy is reshaping industries and economies across Southern Africa. Furthermore, it will address the crucial regulatory considerations that must be made to ensure responsible and equitable growth in this rapidly evolving landscape.
  • AI, innovation, and platform economy partnerships - as a leader in fostering innovation and collaboration, the DBSA will offer insights into the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in driving innovation within the platform economy. The Bank will emphasise the importance of public-private partnerships to harness AI's potential for sustainable development and economic growth.
  • Inclusivity, cybersecurity, and citizen-centric digital transformation – the DBSA recognises the importance of inclusivity and citizen-centric approaches in the digital transformation journey. The Bank will share strategies and best practices for ensuring that technological advancements benefit all citizens while highlighting the critical role of cybersecurity in safeguarding digital initiatives.

"We are delighted to be a part of the GovTech Conference 2023, which provides a platform for collaborative discussions on the crucial role of technology in shaping the future of governance and economic development in Southern Africa,” said Ms. Mathapelo Malao, Head of Energy, Environment, and ICT at DBSA.

" As one of the sponsors, our involvement reflects our dedication to advancing technology-driven solutions that enhance inclusivity, economic growth, and citizen-centric digital transformation in the region," concluded Malao.

DBSA invites all conference attendees to visit its exhibition booth and engage with its experts to explore collaborative opportunities and gain valuable insights into the Bank's initiatives in the digital transformation space.


About the Development Bank of Southern Africa

The DBSA is a leading Development Finance Institution (DFI), wholly owned by the government of South Africa. Established in 1983, the DBSA is mandated to promote economic growth and regional integration by mobilising financial and other resources from national and international private and public sectors for sustainable development projects and programmes in South Africa, SADC, and the wider African continent.

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