AFRICAN METAVERSE SUMMIT
Let’s Build the African Metaverse Community
From June 1 to June 3, 2022
Build your career around the METAVERSE professions, and participate in the First Africa MetaverseSummit
Even though the concept of the Metaverse may seem far from African realities, it seems to be more than a simple trend and is becoming a key element of today’s and tomorrow’s digital world.
Large companies seem to see a huge potential and are investing in it, even if this virtual universe fascinates as much as it worries.
With the advent of the Metaverse, of Web 3.0, the question that arises today, what will be Africa’s place? Will it simply be a consumer or an actor, will it be associated with the development of this virtual world that will impact it or will it have to accept it without reacting, and have a model imposed on it? Should we resign ourselves to not taking part in this competition, which is already modelling the world of tomorrow?
Despite the obstacles and challenges, the research firm Analysis Group indicates that the Metaverse will inject an additional $40 billions into the gross domestic product (GDP) of sub-Saharan Africa within a decade.
It is to answer these questions that 3D Netinfo Premiere, Africa’s creative digital coding school and the DigiArt Living Lab innovation center in Tunisia is organizing the first Africa Metaverse Summit with international sponsors, Epic Games, Autodesk, Nvidia, Binance and many African partners and networks in the digital and creative industries, Africa in Colors, Afric’Up…
Our ambition with this forum is to evaluate the social, philosophical, technological, cultural, political and economic aspects of these alternative virtual and immersive worlds? Through testimonies and exchanges between entrepreneurs, actors, creators, African and international we will try to identify the issues.
Focusing on “culture, heritage, education, experiences and interaction”, this first virtual forum dedicated to the Metaverse, will bring a real educational dimension, will promote ownership, sharing, inform and raise awareness on the challenges and opportunities for our continent.
Africa is full of creative talents, a pool of digital skills, it must capitalize on this technological momentum to play an important role in the development and construction of an African Metaverse.
Africa must realize itself, build a Metaverse that looks like it, to defend its imagination, to appropriate this virtual world, to promote and defend its culture, its history.
For the young creative generation from Africa and the Diaspora, the continent is no longer just the land of origins, but the land of opportunities. We must accompany these actors, entrepreneurs, have a training strategy, and deploy these creative professions that range from the least qualified to the most qualified.
This is why 3D Netinfo and its partners will launch the first African Metaverse Academy, in order to train more than 300 young people and women free of charge in the Metaverse professions (Blockchain, Crypto, AI, NFT, VR, AR, 3D, Gaming, Design…) in more than 15 African countries from July 2022.
Through the Africa Metaverse Summit, we want to show that Africa is not behind, that there are many projects underway, and tell Africans that it is Africa’s time, and that we must believe in it and seize together the opportunities that the Metaverse offers us.
We have the youth, the potential and the talents, it is up to us to make them fruitful.
Africa as a future player of the METAVERSE We think so…
“Let’s Build the African Metaverse Community” is a project initiated by Netinfo, an african creative digital coding school supported by Epic Games as part of Epic MegaGrants, Autodesk, Nvidia, Binance, and the Tezos Foundation.
This project will be implemented in partnership with companies, schools, universities, and organizations from more than 16 countries (South Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia and many others) who wish to develop and support the skills of young people and women through training in 3D, Video games, Animation, Virtual reality, Augmented reality, Architectural design, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, NFT… ) and thus offer them new employment and entrepreneurship opportunities on the continent.
This project will be implemented 80% online and 20% physically. It will run from October 2020 to April 2021
This project will target young developers between 18 and 30 years old. We will select 250 young people who will participate in the project with a quota of 25 young people per country gathered in 5 teams that will benefit from training and coaching sessions for the production of video game prototypes or immersive applications regarding African cultural heritage.
This project will be implemented 80% online and 20% on-site. It will run for 8 months from July 2022.
The project will target young developers between 18 and 30 years old. We will select 300 young people to participate in the project with a quota of 20 young people from each partner country. A quota will be reserved for other young people from non-represented countries who will be selected on the grounds of their motivation. All of them will benefit from training sessions and support for the production of prototypes or immersive applications related to African cultural heritage.
Together for an Africa of Tomorrow
- Samia CHELBI: firstname.lastname@example.org- +216 52 53 13 54
- Mohamed Zoghlami – AfricUp
• DigitechAfrica – Gabon
• Women & ICT Africa – Ivory Coast
• Afria – Benin
• IAM Association – InnovLab -Senegal
• Africa in Colors – Rwanda
• Ejara –- Cameroon
• Effektive – Democratic Republic of Congo
• Osiane – Congo
• Yam Pukri – Burkina Faso
• Cryptority – Ghana
• Yam Pukri – Niger
• Umuzi – Togo
• LudiqueWorks – Kenya
• LudiqueWorks – South Africa
• DigiArt Living Lab and TICDCE – Tunisia
More informations : www.africangamedev.com