A regional conference on digital media technology opened in Kigali today.
The meeting, dubbed "The Third Africa and Digitalization Conference and Public Media Alliance Regional Meeting for Africa", attracted participants from 14 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries and three member states of the East African Community (EAC), namely Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
Participants are deliberating on how the broadcasting sector and ICT industry in general can best leverage available infrastructure to be more effective in information dissemination.
It is being held under the theme, “Opportunities for Africa Beyond the Digital Deadline”.
The three-day conference was opened by Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi, who said that the forum provides a great opportunity for public broadcasters and governments to explore ways to maximise the dividends presented by digital broadcasting.