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LSA Conference 2024: Innovating Information Technologies in Africa: Debating Authenticity and Global Connections

This panel for the 8th Annual LSA conference explores the impact of global innovation on Africa's ICT sector and the integration of local knowledge in technological developments. It examines the influence of colonialism, efforts to decolonize technology, and the role of diaspora communities. This panel also analyse issues of inclusivity, equity, data privacy, and digital divides, while challenging both optimistic and pessimistic views of technology in Africa.