Africa is sometimes referred to as the dark continent. Traditionally, because so much about the continent was unknown, there was so much to discover. Today, though, it could be because of the shaky power grid and frequent blackouts. Living with this is a day-to-day annoyance for many Africans, but when it comes to digital infrastructure and data centres, a power outage is simply not an option. Africa is also struggling with rapid desertification and water management challenges, even in the most prosperous parts of the continent. In this session we’ll be talking about how these challenges impact the data centre and digital infrastructure industries and how leaders are addressing them to secure the future. This introduction will provide the backdrop to our expert panel discussion.