Where the Future of Africa Connects.

GSMA Thrive Africa

Tuesday 29 September – Thursday 1 October 2020

GSMA Thrive Africa is a virtual event platform brought to you by the people behind MWC and Mobile 360. Bringing Africa’s leaders together for a virtual event to create the continent’s most connected and influential technology experience.

Powered in Kigali, Rwanda.

The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of mobile network for everyone. Watch our video to learn how GSMA Thrive can help unleash the power of connectivity, to propel digital advancement for a better future.


We believe connecting is always the answer.

When everyone and everything is intelligently connected, we can power a better future, together. In a time of crises, our community builds bridges not dams.

So we proudly introduce Thrive Africa, bringing our industries leaders together; from Policy Makers and CEOs to inventors online, to create the continent’s most connected and influential technology experience.

for Connectivity
Join us as we discuss the evolving needs of connectivity regulation, from traditional policy around infrastructure, satellite and spectrum, to new digital policy developing across business verticals of banking, transport, education, health and more. Read More
Digital Citizen
As the world changes, we explore how Africa can lead the way in nurturing a generation of digital leaders. Read More
of the Internet
Join Africa’s digital leaders as they explore the challenges in building a safe and trusted internet landscape for the new digital age. Read More
This theme uncovers opportunities to drive partnerships and growth within corporates, brands, investors, tech hubs and the startup community. Read More
People, One Purpose
Join us as we uncover key insights around how mobile technology is empowering a sustainable and ethical future. Read More
Join the innovators as they discuss the future technologies that are reimagining the way we live. Read More

The Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa
A new decade of growth begins for mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Download the latest Mobile Economy report for essential insights into the state of the mobile industry in this region.

To impact millions of people that are locked out of mainstream economies in Africa, a collective approach that harnesses the power of partnerships is key. Mastercard is honored to be a headline sponsor of GSMA Thrive, which provides a platform for tech visionaries to showcase, share and explore the kind of innovations that will spearhead inclusive growth across the continent for generations to come.
As a pan African company with roots that are deeply anchored in the continent, we are vested in the continent’s development. We believe that GSMA Thrive plays an important part in accelerating digitalization to enable Africa’s growth and socio-economic development."
MTN Group
We believe that GSMA Thrive Africa will provide a broader and ultimate interactive platform for the partners who aim at building a digital Africa with the urge to take the opportunity and rebound the economic resilience of Africa. ZTE is proud to collaborate with GSMA and looks forward to sharing our experience to enhance the mobile connectivity and accelerate the digital economy development in Africa.
Zhao Peng, Senior Vice President, ZTE Corporation

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