October 30, 2023 - October 31, 2023


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The Pathway to 17 Summit focuses on bringing together thought leaders, industry experts and practitioners working to solve complex issues and developing the capacity to support the achievement of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Panel: Digital Public Infrastructure

13:45 – 14:10 UTC | 15:25 – 16:10 SAST

Digital public infrastructure (DPI) is a set of core digital technologies and services that are essential for the functioning of a modern society. DPI includes things like broadband networks, digital identity systems, and open data platforms. It provides the foundation for public and private sector innovation, and it is essential for delivering essential services such as education, healthcare, and financial services to all citizens.

DPI is essential for economic growth, job creation, and social well-being. However, DPI is often overlooked and underfunded. DPI is still a relatively new concept, but it is rapidly gaining importance. As the world becomes increasingly digitised, DPI will become essential for ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from the digital revolution.


  • Victor Malu, Senior Business Development Lead, Mojaloop Foundation
  • David Porteous, Founder and CEO, Integral: Governance Solutions
  • Sabine Mensah, Deputy CEO, AfricaNenda
  • Kameshwari (Kamya) Chandra, Chief Strategy Officer, Centre for Digital Public Infrastructure (CDPI)


  • Fahad Shahab, Partnership Development Manager, CoinPayments