Rapport: Des voix africaines plus fortes dans le numérique : construire une politique étrangère et une diplomatie africaines du numérique
À mesure que le dynamisme numérique de l’Afrique s’accroît, sa participation à la politique numérique mondiale doit augmenter. Dans cette transition, les pays africains doivent composer avec les réalités géopolitiques de notre époque.
La présente étude donne un aperçu de la diplomatie numérique africaine en examinant les représentations holistiques des intérêts nationaux et continentaux dans le domaine du numérique.
Outre le rôle de la diplomatie officielle, l’étude examine également le rôle des développeurs de technologies, des entreprises, des communautés locales et d’autres personnes possédant les compétences et l’expertise nécessaires pour participer à la politique internationale du numérique.
Il est essentiel que de nombreux pays africains mobilisent toutes les ressources humaines et institutionnelles pour permettre leur engagement actif dans les politiques étrangères et la diplomatie en matière de numérique. Alors que la plupart des pays africains n’en sont qu’au début de leur parcours de diplomatie numérique, il existe de nombreuses pratiques et initiatives qui pourraient contribuer à un décollage plus rapide de la diplomatie numérique en Afrique. Ces pratiques et initiatives sont identifiées dans l’étude avec de nombreux exemples concrets, 55 graphiques et infographies, plus de 500 références, et des études de cas de huit pays africains.
Bien que l’étude soit centrée sur l’Afrique, elle concerne fondamentalement les processus de gouvernance numérique à l’échelle globale. Le numérique ne peut devenir un vecteur de prospérité humaine sans la participation active de l’Afrique à la diplomatie du numérique.
Nous vous invitons toutes et tous à nous rejoindre dans ce voyage d’apprentissage vers des voix numériques plus fortes en Afrique.
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