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African Metaverse Summit

Build your career around METAVERSE professions and participate in the Premier Africa Metaverse Summit

While the concept of the Metaverse may seem far from the African reality, it seems more than a simple trend and tends to impose itself as an important part of today’s and tomorrow’s digital.
Big companies seem to see and invest enormous potential there, even if this virtual universe fascinates as much as it worries.

Let’s build the African Metaverse Community
From June 1 to June 3, 2022
Website & registration:

https://www.africagamedev.com

With the advent of the Metaverse, Web 3.0, the question that arises today is what will be Africa’s place? Will she just be a consumer or an actor, will she be associated with the development of this virtual world that will affect her or will she have to suffer without reacting, and see a model imposed? Do we have to accept that we are not participating in this competition, which is already shaping the world of tomorrow?
Despite the hurdles and challenges, research firm Analysis Group says the Metaverse will inject another $40 billion into sub-Saharan Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) within a decade.

To answer his questions, 3D Netinfo (https://www.3dnetinfo.com) Africa’s first digital creative coding school and the DigiArt Living Lab innovation center (https://dall4all.org/) are organizing the first Africa Metaverse Summit with international sponsors , Epic Games, Autodesk, Nvidia, Binance, the Tezos Foundation and many African digital and creative industry partners and networks, Africa in Colors, Afric’Up…

Our ambition is to assess through this forum the social, philosophical, technological, cultural, political and economic aspects of these virtual and immersive alternative worlds. Through testimonials and exchanges between entrepreneurs, actors, African and international creators, we will try to identify the problems.
Centered on “culture, heritage, education, experiences and interaction”, this first virtual forum dedicated to the Metaverse will add a real educational dimension, promoting appropriation, sharing, informing and raising awareness of the challenges and opportunities facing our continent.

Africa is full of creative talent, a pool of digital skills, it must take advantage of this technological dynamic to play an important role in the development and construction of an African Metaverse.

Africa must realize itself, build a Metaverse that resembles it, defend its imagination, appropriate this virtual world, promote and defend its culture, its history.

For the young African creative generation or from the diaspora, the continent no longer just represents the country of origin, but that of opportunity. We must support these actors, entrepreneurs, have a training strategy and deploy these creative professions, ranging from the least qualified to the most qualified.
That is why 3D Netinfo and its partners are launching the first African Metaverse Academy, to train more than 300 young people and women in Metaverse professions (Blockchain, Crypto, IA, NFT, VR, AR, 3D, Gaming, Design…) for free in more than 15 African countries as of July 2022.

Through the Africa Metaverse Summit, we want to show that Africa is not lagging behind, that many projects are underway, and tell Africans that it is Africa’s time, and that we have to believe in it and seize the opportunities that the Metaverse offers us together. †
We have the youth, the potential and the talents, it’s up to us to bring them to fruition.

Africa future actor of the Metaverse,
We think so…

“Let’s Build the African Metaverse Community” is a project initiated by Netinfo, an African school of digital creative coding supported by Epic Games as part of Epic MegaGrants, Autodesk, Nvidia, Binance, and the Tezos Foundation.
This project is carried out in collaboration 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, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia and many others) seeking 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, NFTs, etc and thus offer them new jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities on the continent.

This project will be conducted 80% online and 20% face-to-face. It will be spread over 8 months from July 2022.

This project focuses on young developers between the ages of 18 and 30. We will select 300 young people who will participate in the project with a quota of 20 young people per partner country. A quota is reserved for other young people from unrepresented countries and is selected on their motivation. All will benefit from training and support sessions for the production of prototypes or immersive applications related to African cultural heritage.

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