The Chinese technology giant, Huawei, held a program at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa to promote and certify its technologies with its partners and institutions in Ethiopia. In attendance were Huria Ali, State Minister of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology alongside senior officials from Huawei and organizations and domestic partners. The minister stated that Huawei is contributing to the realization of the Ethiopian Digital 2025 Strategy by bringing the best technology in the world to Ethiopia, including the recently launched 5G network.
Cowin Cao, Deputy CEO of Huawei Ethiopia, stated that “Ethiopia has 158 local partners that Huawei Technology works with. Over 3,700 people have found employment options.” He added that 70Pct of the job opportunities are for Ethiopians. Also, digital academies run by Huawei technology are helping students in Ethiopia’s 23 universities gain proficiency in the information and communication sectors.