SAP Africa has announced its participation in a partnership with the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Titled “Digital Africa”, the project is focused on how new technologies and innovative solutions will determine the future for Africa.
The partnership sees digitisation as pivotal to development and growth and BMZ is joining forces with the private sector to support the development and sustainable management of Africa’s digital potential. The strategic partnership also intends to concentrate on German core competencies in the ICT sector.
The private sector in Africa faces numerous challenges and for German businesses – especially small and medium-sized enterprises – many African countries are largely uncharted territory. For this reason, SAP is particularly pleased to be a strategic partner to BMZ.
At a recent Berlin-based workshop, SAP’s Skills for Africa initiative was introduced to international participants, which was met with interest. SAP is a long-term strategic partner with BMZ and is therefore pleased to not only continue the relationship, but also to take it to the next level.
“Digitisation offers huge potential for making headway on Africa’s sustainable development, which can benefit all sides – including German and European enterprises. This is why today we are launching our new Strategic Partnership for a Digital Africa,” said German State Secretary, Friedrich Kitschelt, on the occasion of the BMZ Africa-Day in Berlin on 11 May.
The primary objective of the partnership with BMZ is to effectively support and underpin private investment and responsible business in the ICT sector through development cooperation measures. This will enable the sustainable management of economic results and deliver positive economic, social and environmental benefits for the African population.
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Source : IT News Africa, June 25th, 2015