About the White Paper
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is heralding the development of new techniques and business models. These will fundamentally transform production processes, government decisions, industry, and society at large. Trust, policy networks, learning by doing, and collaboration between different social actors are critical success factors. The African Fourth Industrial Revolution Standardization Strategy seeks to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds, through collaboration of standardization experts, technology communities, stakeholders and regulatory agencies in assessing industry standards and policy harmonization that enhances trade within the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) single market, illuminating how standards are a key driver and enabler of economic activities.
About the CommunityDeveloped with leading African standardization stakeholders, it represents a shared vision and aspirations of a broad cross-section of and diverse standards stakeholders in Africa and is intended to serve as a guiding document for government agencies, standards organizations, standards development contributors, research organizations, regulatory agencies, technology producers, and software developers for suggested directions on how to leverage standardization for the well-being of Africans in the global economy.
Learn more about the African Standardization Strategy and Roadmap for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Industry Connections Program and how you can get involved.