An event was held with the title “Getting to know
Somalia - ICT circumstances narrated by the former
Minister of Communications, imminent challenge of
famine and the future of Somalia-”Somalia Today x DMM.Africa; ICT, Drought and the Future

Getting to know Somalia - ICT circumstances narrated by the former Minister of Communications, imminent challenge of famine and the future of Somalia -

Engaging discussion was held regarding Somalia's ICT circumstances, imminent challenge surrounding the drought and famine of Somalia, as well as the future of Somalia. Guiding the discussion while engaging various other perspectives from the participants was Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim, the former Minister of Communication for the Somali government, who has been working hard to revitalize Somalia, inspiring questions around the future Somalian prospects for business through the ICT field.

On the day of the event, a talk was guided by the former Minister regarding the current and future state of Somalia including how the ICT field can be best utilized to address some of the country’s issues.
Eager attendance was from both the private and public sectors including Japanese government officials, those from the IT industry, and other companies whose businesses are related to Africa. The event turnout was a meaningful one where participants were very inquisitive, engaging and raising questions regarding the Somali government's idea on ICT, inspiring discussion for more concrete future business development plans.

  • MCing and orchestrating the event was DMM.Africa member, Ms. Fuyuka Matsuzaki.
  • A commemorative photo shot with the event organizer group. Second from the left is Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim, the former Minister of Communication for the Somali government.

DMM.Africa Brief

Since its inception in September 2015, DMM.Africa has been founded as the frontline of DMM.com's company-wide effort to go global. Given the inevitable future that is defined by abundance of opportunities and explosive population growth, Africa has been designated as the next frontier of DMM.com and other leading global businesses. To secure our best footing in this uncharted territory, we are proceeding at full speed to build our operational base and our new core businesses in Africa. Towards that, in 2016, we hosted one of the largest business competitions the continent had seen: DMM.Africa Presents ABIC---Africa Business Idea Cup. As symbolised by our hosting of ABIC, our commitment remains to continue exploring the best local ventures, talents, and partners across and beyond the industry segments we've known.