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African Metaverse Summit

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

If the concept of Metaverse can seem far removed from African realities, it seems to be more than a simple trend and tends to impose itself as a key component in today’s and tomorrow’s digital.
Big companies seem to see a huge potential there and invest, though this virtual universe fascinates as much as it worries.

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

https://www.africangamedev.com

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

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

Our ambition through this forum is to assess the social, philosophical, technological, cultural, political and economic aspects of these virtual and immersive alternative worlds? Through testimonies 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 Metaverse will bring a real educational dimension, will promote acquisition, sharing, inform and raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities of our continent.

Africa is full of creative talents, 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 like it, to defend its imagination, to acquire this virtual world, to promote, to defend its culture, its history.

For the young African creative generation or from the diaspora, the continent no longer represents only the land of origin, but the land of opportunity. We must support these actors, entrepreneurs, have a strategy for education, the spread of these creative professions, which range from the least qualified to the most qualified.
That’s why 3D Netinfo and its partners will launch the first African Metaverse Academy to educate more than 300 young people and women for free in Metaverse professions (Blockchain, Crypto, IA, NFT, VR, AR, 3D, Gaming, Design…) in more than 15 African countries from July 2022.

Through the Africa Metaverse Summit, we will demonstrate that Africa is not behind, that there are many projects underway, and tell the Africans that it is Africa’s time and that we must believe in it and together seize the opportunities that Metaverse offers us. .
We have the youth, the potential and the talents, it is up to us to bring them to life.

Africa’s future actor in 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 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, DR Congo, Rwanda, Senegal , Togo, Tunisia and many others) who want 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 job and entrepreneurial opportunities on the continent.

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

This project will target 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 for each partner country. A quota will be reserved for other young people from unrepresented countries and will be selected on the basis of their motivation. Everyone will benefit from training and support sessions for the production of prototypes or immersive applications related to African cultural heritage.

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