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Kenya is partnering with Huawei Technologies to help grow the country’s ICT sector. This partnership is not new, as the two bodies had signed a MoU in 2014.

Huawei Partners With Kenya For ICT
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The 2014 Kenya and Huawei MoU

The recent partnership has been sealed with a MoU between the country’s ICT body and Huawei Technologies. The ICT CEO and a Huawei director are ones who signed the MoU.

The Chinese tech giant will improve ICT skills, build capacity and also improve IT services.

In details, the 2017 MoU focuses on ICT research and innovation and sharing of ICT best practices. It also focuses on development of ICT infrastructure and e-services and building ICT capacity. In addition, it focuses on promoting digital skills for students and also promoting ICT literacy.

The 2017 MoU will allow 9 students from Kenya travel to China to train on ICT. They will be alongside others from other Huawei offices around the world. The firm will be able to train thousands of students in the coming years. So it targets the whole continent!

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The 2014 Kenya and Huawei MoU

The new MoU will boost the previous one which provided internships to 100 students at the company’s Kenya offices. The partners came up with ‘Seeds for the Future’ projects which focused on providing ICT skills and work experience to ICT students.

It also sponsored another 28 to go to China for ICT training. Other offers of the 2014 MoU include supporting youths and also developing ICT industry.

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The MoUs are Great for the Country

The partnership will transform various sectors such as health, security, education and transport. It will ensure that things are done in a digital way in the sectors. It is improve things such as e-citizen and other Huduma services which are already a success.

Generally, it will boost the Kenya’s economy and help the country fulfill its Vision 2030.

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