Invitation: Africa launch of the of the Network Readiness Report (NRI 2020)

Fri, 11/27/2020 - 08:14
Date: Mon, 2020-11-30


The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Portulans Institute, a research and educational institute based in Washington DC, invite you to join a virtual meeting on the state of Africa region’s progress in network readiness and digital transformation in a post COVID-19 world. The session will take place on November 30th from 12.30 pm (GMT+3) to 2.00 pm (GMT+3) and will be chaired by Ms. Vera Songwe, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.   

The Portulans Institute co-founders will present the 2020 Network Readiness Index (NRI) results, highlighting regional data found within the NRI 2020 Report, released on 19 October by the Portulans Institute. The report assesses how countries are ready to leverage information technologies to be future-ready and ranks a total of 134 economies based on their performance across 60 variables.   

The panelists will reflect on the main findings of the report, speak on leveraging digital transformation in the post COVID-19 world, and facilitate discussions among policy makers and stakeholders. Please see the attached concept note, as well as the event flyer.

Simultaneous interpretation in French and English will be provided.  

Contact info

Mr. Mactar Seck, ECA

Ms. Anna Henry, Portulans Institute   Email:

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