ICHEI and HUAWEI Worked with UNESCO for ICT Talents Cultivation in AfricaMarch 10, 2019
On March 6, 2019, ICHEI and HUAWEI held a meeting with Mr. Firmin Edouard Matoko, Assistant Director General of Africa Department, UNESCO, and Mr. DU Yue, Director of Division for Cooperation, Intersectoral Follow-Up and Partnership of Africa Department, UNESCO, to strengthen cooperation between ICHEI, HUAWEI and UNESCO.
Mr WU Lintuo, Director of HUAWEI’s Global Education Partnership Program of EBG Learning and Certification Department introduced HUAWEI’s Digital Inclusion Initiative and Teach4all programme. The Teach4all aims to benefit 500 million people from digital technology in the next five years. HUAWEI has already made progress in this area, such as the Future Seed Program, which has helped over 30,000 students in more than 108 countries improve their digital skills in the past decade.
As UNESCO’s Category 2 Centre specialized in higher education, ICHEI relays on the advantages of Shenzhen’s high-tech industry, and works closely with enterprises and universities to carry out ICT capacity-building in developing countries, and uses information and communication technology to promote higher education innovation.
Mr. Matoko and Mr DU Yue believed that there is a great potential for cooperation between UNESCO, HUAWEI and ICHEI in terms of ICT capacity building and talents cultivation in Africa. The three sides should further refine cooperation areas and cooperation mechanism and sign a framework agreement for future cooperation. ICHEI and HUAWEI would be happy to work with UNESCO to establish the three-party cooperation mechanism.