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African Metaverse Summit

Build your career around METAVERSE jobs and attend the Premier Africa Metaverse Summit

While the concept of the metaverse may seem far removed from African reality, it appears to be more than a simple trend and is tending to assert itself as a key component of today’s and tomorrow’s digital.
Large companies seem to see enormous potential and are investing there, even if this virtual universe fascinates as much as it worries.

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

https://www.africangamedev.com

Today, with the advent of the metaverse, Web 3.0, the question is: what place will Africa take? Will she only be a consumer or an actor, will she be associated with the development of this virtual world that will influence her, or will she have to suffer without reacting and feel forced onto a model? 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 add an additional $40 billion to sub-Saharan Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) within a decade.

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

Our goal is, through this forum, to evaluate the social, philosophical, technological, cultural, political and economic aspects of these virtual and immersive alternative worlds? Through testimonials and exchanges between entrepreneurs, actors, African and international creators, we will try to identify the problems.
This first virtual forum dedicated to the metaverse and focused on “culture, heritage, education, experiences and interaction” will bring a real educational dimension, promoting appropriation, promoting exchange, informing and raising awareness of the challenges and opportunities for sharpen our continent.

Africa is full of creative talent, a pool of digital skills, it needs to capitalize on this technological dynamic to play an important role in developing and building an African metaverse.

Africa must realize itself, build a metaverse like itself, defend its ideas, appropriate this virtual world, promote its culture, its history, defend it.

For the young African creative generation or from the diaspora, the continent is no longer just the country of origin, but one of opportunities. We must support these actors, entrepreneurs, develop a training strategy and employ these creative professions, ranging from the least qualified to the most qualified.
This is why 3D Netinfo and its partners will create the first African Metaverse Academy to train 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 want to show that Africa is not lagging behind, that many projects are underway and to tell Africans that it is Africa’s time and that we must believe in it and together seize the opportunities that the Metaverse offers us offers .
We have the youth, the potential and the talent, it’s up to us to develop them.

Africa’s Future Metaverse Actor,
We think so…

Let’s Build the African Metaverse Community is a project initiated by Netinfo, an African digital creative programming school supported by Epic Games through Epic MegaGrants, Autodesk, Nvidia, Binance, and the Tezos Foundation.
This project is carried out 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 provide giving them new employment and entrepreneurial opportunities on the continent.

This project is 80% online and 20% in person. It will be spread over 8 months from July 2022.

This project is aimed at young developers between the ages of 18 and 30. We will select 300 young people to take part in the project, with a quota of 20 young people for each partner country. A quota will be reserved for other young people from countries that are not represented and will be selected according to their motivation. All will benefit from training and support sessions for making prototypes or immersive applications related to African cultural heritage.

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