Huawei Commits to Training 5,000 Burkinabè Youth in ICT Skills by 2028

By : Samira Njoya

Date : lundi, 25 mars 2024 14:36

Amid the ongoing digital transformation, the digital sector has emerged as a significant source of employment. It presents a plethora of job opportunities for the youth. By equipping themselves with the necessary skills, they can capitalize on these opportunities for an easier transition into the workforce.

On Friday, March 22, tech company Huawei announced plans to train over 5,000 young individuals in Burkina Faso in ICT skills within the next five years. The announcement was made by Christophe Liu, the Managing Director of Huawei Burkina, following a meeting with the President of the Transition and Head of State, Ibrahim Traoré, and the Minister of Digital Transition, Posts and Electronic Communications, Aminata Zerbo/Sabane.

We have come to update the Head of State on the various projects we are implementing. We aim to train the Burkinabe youth in ICTs, including 5G, cloud, and AI. We are initiating a project with the government and the Ministry of Digital Transition, Posts, and Electronic Communications,” stated Liu.

In addition to training, Huawei announced other initiatives, including the installation of a fiber optic cable extending over 2,000 km to provide internet connectivity in the country’s most remote regions. This fiber optic cable will also connect various administrative sectors to enhance communication efficiency.

These initiatives align with Huawei’s commitment to assist the Burkina Faso government in achieving the goals of the national digital economy development strategy, “e-Burkina”. This strategy aims to educate citizens about new technologies, create inclusive and sustainable employment opportunities for the youth, and foster the growth of the digital economy in Burkina Faso.

Samira Njoya


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