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Summit of the African Metaverse

Build your career around METAVverse professions and attend the Premier Africa Metaverse Summit

If the concept of the Metaverse may seem far from African realities, it seems to be more than just a trend and tends to establish itself as a key component of today’s and tomorrow’s digital.
Big companies seem to see enormous potential in this and are investing, even if this virtual universe fascinates as much as it worries.

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

https://www.africangamedev.com

With the advent of the Metaverse, Web 3.0, the question that arises today, what will be the place of Africa? Will she simply be a consumer or an actor, will she be associated with the development of this virtual world that will impact her or will she have to suffer without reacting and see a model imposed on her? Should we resign ourselves to not taking part in this competition that is already shaping the world of tomorrow?
Despite the obstacles 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.

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

Our ambition through this forum is to evaluate the social, philosophical, technological, cultural, political and economic aspects of these virtual and immersive alternative worlds? Through testimonies and exchanges between African and international entrepreneurs, actors, creators, we will try to identify the problems.
Focused on “culture, heritage, education, experiences and interaction”, this first virtual forum dedicated to the Metaverse will bring a true educational dimension, promote appropriation, sharing, inform and raise awareness on the challenges and opportunities for our continent. .

Africa is full of creative talents, a pool of digital skills, must capitalize on 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, defend its culture, its history.

For the young African or diaspora creative generation, the continent no longer represents only the land of origins, but the land of opportunities. We must support these actors, entrepreneurs, have a strategy for training, deploying these creative professions ranging from the least qualified to the most qualified.
This is why 3D Netinfo and its partners will launch the first African Metaverse Academy, to train more than 300 young people and women in the Metaverse professions (Blockchain, Crypto, IA, NFT, VR, AR, 3D, Gaming, Design … ) in more than 15 African countries since 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 time for Africa, and that we must believe in it and together seize the opportunities that the Metaverse brings to us. offers.
We have the young people, 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 digital creative coding school supported by Epic Games as part of Epic MegaGrants, Autodesk, Nvidia, Binance and Tezos Foundation.
This project will be carried out in collaboration with companies, schools, universities and organizations from over 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, Cryptocurrencies, NFT , etc. and therefore offer them new job and entrepreneurship opportunities on the continent.

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

This project will target young developers aged 18-30. 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. 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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