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African Metavers Summit

Build your career around the METAVERSE profession and attend the Premier Africa Metavers Summit

If the concept of metavers may seem far removed from African reality, it seems more than a general trend and tends to impose itself as a key element of digital today and tomorrow.
As fascinating as this virtual universe may be, big companies seem to be seeing a lot of potential and investing in it.

Let’s build the African Metavers community
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 he be just a consumer or an actor, will he be involved in the development of this virtual world that will affect him or will he have to suffer without responding and see a model imposed on him? Should we resign ourselves to not participating in this competition, which is already shaping the world of tomorrow?
Despite the obstacles and challenges, the research firm Analysis Group says Metaverse will inject an additional $ 40 billion into sub-Saharan Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) within a decade.

To answer his question, 3D Netinfo (https://www.3dnetinfo.com) is hosting the first Africa Digital Creative Coding School and Innovation Center Digiart Living Lab (https://dall4all.org/). Metavers Summit, Africa in Color, African Up, with international sponsors, Epic Games, Autodesk, Nvidia, Binance, Tejos Foundation and many African digital and creative industry partners and networks.

Our ambition through this forum is to evaluate the social, philosophical, technological, cultural, political and economic aspects of this virtual and immersive alternative world? Through testimony and exchanges between entrepreneurs, actors, African and international producers, we will try to identify problems.
Focusing on “culture, heritage, education, experience and interaction”, this first virtual forum dedicated to Metavers will bring a real educational dimension, raising awareness, sharing, informing and raising awareness about the challenges and opportunities of our continent.

Africa is full of creative talent, a pool of digital skills, it needs to capitalize on this technological dynamics to play an important role in the development and construction of an African metaverse.

Africa must realize itself, create a metaver that resembles it, to protect its imagination, to adapt to this virtual world, to promote it, to preserve its culture, its history.

For the young African creative generation, or from the diaspora, the continent no longer represents not only the land of origin, but also opportunities. We must support these actors, entrepreneurs, have a strategy for training, deploy these creative professions that range from the least qualified to the most qualified.
That’s why 3D Netinfo and its partners will launch the first African Metavers Academy, to train more than 300 young men and women in the Metavers profession for free (blockchain, crypto, IA, NFT, VR, AR, 3D, gaming, design থেকে) from July 2022. In more than 15 countries in Africa.

Through the Africa Metavers Summit, we want to show that Africa is not lagging behind, there are many projects underway and we want to tell Africans that this is Africa’s time, and we must believe in it and use the opportunities given to us by Metavers together.
We have the youth, the potential and the talent, it’s up to us to make use of them.

Metaverse’s future African actor,
We think so …

“Let’s Build the African Metavers Community” is a project started by Netinfo, an African school of digital creative coding supported by Epic Games as part of Epic Megagrants, Autodesk, Nvidia, Binance and the Tejos Foundation.
The project will be implemented in partnership with companies, schools, universities and organizations from more than 16 countries (South Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, C ডিte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, DR Congo), Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia and many more) who want to develop the skills of young people and women through 3D, video games, animation, virtual reality, augmented reality, architectural design, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency training, etc. Provides opportunities for new jobs and entrepreneurship across the continent.

This project will be 80% online and 20% face to face. It will be extended to 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 under-represented countries and they will be selected on the basis of their motivation. Everyone will benefit from training and support sessions for creating prototypes or immersive applications related to the African cultural heritage.

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