Cameroon was well represented at the 12th Conference of "Cartes Afrique" which held from 27 to 28 April 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. The Cameroonian delegation was headed by the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Mrs Minette Libom Li Likeng. As a guest of honour of this great gathering on
technological innovation, Cameroon had the opportunity to present its assets and latest development in the field of ICT’s.
Thus, the MINPOSTEL has successively presented the "2020 Digital Cameroon" strategic plan for the development of the digital economy in Cameroon, e-Government as a catalyst for development in Cameroon and also the Project to interconnect administrations with Broadband as the bedrock e-gov.
The TRB (Telecommunications Regulatory Board) which was part of the Cameroonian delegation made a presentation on the challenges that must be dealt with by the regulation in a converging environment and the prospects for regulation in Cameroon.
The Cameroon Postal Services (Campost) on its own has presented its e-Post project under the theme "e-Post Infrastructure and Modernisation of Postal Services". In addition to the e-Post platform, a presentation was made on the Campost Data Center, the expected digital shift in this company by 2020, and its innovation prospects.
The GIMAC (Interbank Payment Systems Group of Central Africa) was one of the pillars of Cameroon's participation in this forum.
He made a presentation on the level of penetration of electronic banking in Central Africa and the role played by Fintech and mobile operators in boosting this penetration rate. ADSNET and INET Consulting and FINTECH, two Cameroonian companies which also attended the Marrakech forum, spoke about feedback in their field of activity.
In addition to the delegates from Cameroon, the Ambassador of Cameroon to Morocco also took part in the work alongside the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications.
It is worth reminding that "Cartes Afrique"is a specialized conference on cards and means of payment, but is also dedicated to innovative payments, mobile operators and electronic identification solutions.
Usually it is an opportunity to discover innovative solutions and discuss the changing role of e-Government.