The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published a report titled ‘Asia-Pacific
The Chinese tech giant Huawei and a Brussels-based NGO ‘Close the Gap’ concluded a partnership on the provision of digital skills training to rural and remote communities in Kenya. The DigiTrucks project i.e. mobile digital classrooms are intended for teachers, women and youth who live in remote areas and have limited access to the Internet and digital skills.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Cisco, launched the Digital Transformation Centres initiative with the aim of bridging the digital divide by providing people with relevant skills to actively participate in today’s digital society and economy.
African countries should make bold decisions to promote economic development through digital transformation, said World Bank
A World Bank policy brief noted that African governments have to take some bold decisions to promote digital transformation in the continent.
German software company SAP has launched Africa Code Week in Cape Town, aimed at introducing 1.5 million African youth to digital skills this year. The initiative was first introduced in 2015 and has engaged more than 4 million youth across 37 countries in Africa so far.
The South Korean multinational conglomerate, Samsung, concluded a partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) intended to contribute to the realisation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
NEC Corporation, a Japanese multinational information technology company signed a partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) on the exchange of expertise in biometrics technology.
An International Development Association Credit of US$15 million has been approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors to back Grenada’s digital government strategy.