Twenty senior technical experts from the AU Commission, Regional Economic Communities, Associations of Regulators and AU Specialized institutions will take part in the training program “Seeds For The Future” organized by Huawei at its Headquarters in China. The training focus on ICT policies and regulations under the program “Seeds for the Future” for two weeks.
At the ceremony held today at the AU Headquarters the participants underwent a pre departure orientation and guidance given by Huawei, the African Union Commission, and Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the African Union.
Addressing the opening ceremony on behalf of the AU Commission, the AUC Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, H.E. Dr. Elham Ibrahim, expressed her appreciation to Huawei for their support to provide the training for African ICT experts. She further stated that this training is a concert start to implement the MOU signed between the African Union and Huawei. She further pointed out that the topics of the training are very relevant for Africa and urged the participants to use the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to effectively implement the African projects.
On his part the Charge de affair of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the African Union H.E. Mr. Gou Haodong stated what Huawei is doing for AU is mainly informed by the principle of “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” He further said that the training organized in collaboration with partnership with Huawei is in line with this principle and help Africa in the effort to develop ICT capacity. Finally he urged the participants to explore China during their stay in country for the training.
Speaking on behalf of Huawei, Deputy CEO Ethiopia Mr. Roger Wu stated that we are now living in the world of super interconnectivity and Huawei is well positioned to partner with the African Union and share its experience.
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