ICT solutions provider Huawei will be seeking to implement its global CSR program in Zimbabwe through its “ Seeds for the future” program that will have 10 students benefit from this program, and receive ICT trainings in Huawei headquarters in China.
This is according to David Wang, Vice President of Huawei Eastern and Southern Africa, during his keynote speech at the Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit 2015 hosted in Vitoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
The summit attracts up to 500 participants, including policy makers, regulators, service providers and major end users from across Africa and the rest of the world, with an aim to provide essential support services to related shareholders, to improve ICT ecosystems and promote ICT industry development.
“In line with the theme ‘Affordable Access’ of the IAD summit, Huawei is now building the telecom network infrastructure, including LTE networks for Zimbabwe, and bridging the digital divide by increasing network coverage and offering affordable devices,” said “In order to build a better connected Africa, we look forward to closer cooperation with the government of Zimbabwe in terms of ICT planning and ICT skill transfer programs. We believe that the joint efforts between African governments and Huawei in ICT development will accelerate the progress of building a better connected Africa. Such practices have been implemented in other African countries. Huawei was chosen as the ICT advisor to the government of Kenya in 2014 and signed a MOU with the African Union for partnership in ICT in February of this year,”said Wang.
As an official partner of the IAD Summit 2015, Huawei showcased its cutting-edge ICT solutions as well as its consumer devices. Best practices and international experience of rolling out National Broadband Networks (NBN) and LTE networks were presented by Huawei during workshops at the IAD Summit, in order to provide technological advises to the ICT planning in local African market.