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About the Africa Lawtech Festival 2021

Africa Law Tech festival is about the confluence of Law and Technology in Africa. The Lawyers Hub Kenya convened over 1200 delegates from 20+ countries, with 48 sessions over 6 days at the inaugural version of the Festival. The conference resulted in rapid tech solutions under the Global Legal Hackathon and policy briefs for the African Continent on Artificial Intelligence, Digital Identity and Data Governance, Tech and Migration, and Taxing the Digital Economy. Delegates left with fresh perspectives, experiences and networks.
This year’s festival theme; Digital Policy for Economic Growth, is inspired by the rapid growth of the tech policy landscape on the continent and the desire to build back better post-covid 6 summits with distinct sub-themes:
  1. Digital Access and Infrastructure
  2. Internet Governance and Content Moderation
  3. Startups and Digital Trade
  4. Artificial Intelligence and Ethics
  5. Digital Identity and Privacy
  6. Blockchain and Digital Currencies
The sessions run from 2pm (Nairobi, GMT +3) or 12 Noon (Nigeria ) 1pm South African Time. This year's edition is Hybrid, with daytime Masterclasses taking place on zoom, Evening Panels on twitter spaces and After-work Fireside chats and Dance workout on Zoom, and virtual networking sessions on Clubhouse. In-person networking sessions are scheduled in Ghana and Kenya.
Powered by Lawyers Hub, this year we welcome sponsoring partners that include; the Kenya Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Omidyar Network, Safaricom, Amnesty International Kenya, Mozilla, ICANN, International Commission of Jurists (Kenya), APC, Internews, CIPESA and Tony Blair Institute. We expect 2000+ Lawyers and 200 technologists to attend the festival from across the continent. Certificates will be issued to delegates who attend all the masterclasses by the Africa Digital Policy Institute.
All festival updates and free registration is available on www.africalawtech.com/festival After Registration, you will receive a link to the schedule, masterclasses and information on prizes for our various challenges.If you are a student on Instagram or Tiktok, we have a reels challenge for you geared towards communicating inclusive digital policy to your government or fellow citizens.
Recap last year's festival here: https://youtu.be/JLdxYlhxBJw The 2021 conference advert video; https://youtu.be/KOfdAtocUvY and to understand who we are and what we do at the Lawyers Hub https://youtu.be/wkZKod5i-i8
Engage us on social media www.twitter.com/africalawtech www.twitter.com/lawyershubkenyaYoutube www.youtube.com/c/lawyershubkenyaand LinkedIn Group : Africa Law Tech Hashtag #AfricaLawTech www.lawyershub.org All media inquiries to media@lawyershub.ke
Desired Outcome
  1. Digital Inclusion to make internet more affordable and accessible to spur economic growth
  2. Open Internet to encourage freedom of expression online with no internet shutdowns that limit democratic rights or promote digital authoritarianism
  3. Ease of doing business for tech startups and new businesses, digital tax and any internet taxes should be well thought through to promote innovation and small businesses.
  4. Intellectual Property be beneficial for access to vaccines for Africa and have Artists and creatives financially benefit from their craft.
  5. Privacy for citizens, let people have the choice to keep or share their digital identities.
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