Huawei, African Union sign a MoU to strengthen their technical partnership on ICT
7 June 2019
Huawei and the African Union have signed through H.E. Amb. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, the Deputy Chair Person of the African Union Commission and Philippe Wang, Huawei's Vice-President for the Northern African region, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to consolidate their collaboration and establish the necessary arrangements to ensure an effective cooperation on ICT matters. The main goal of the MoU is to strengthen their partnership in the following areas: Broadband, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, 5G and artificial intelligence.
The MoU offers new opportunities for the different African Union departments to share experience with Huawei in the area of ICT project management and delivery in support of African continental ICT development, including Cybersecurity, e-Health, e-Education and other related applications. Signed for a 3-year period, this agreement builds on a previous the MoU signed in February 2015.
It aims to establish closer collaboration and information exchange between Huawei and the African Union. Both parties are also working together to source local talents to train them for future digital challenges in the tech ecosystem. This initiative also aims to increase employment opportunities for young people by providing them with ICT knowledge and skills.