The Government of Rwanda, led by the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire has partnered with Google to accelerate the country’s digital transformation.
The Minister said the partnership comes as a tool to enhance Rwanda’s economic transformation and is in line with Rwanda’s ambition to drive inclusive economic development leveraging technology.
In a joint release by both partners, they said the collaboration is one of several initiatives to advance affordable and universal access to connectivity; adoption of digital platforms; Digital Skilling for All; and fostering a pan-African innovation ecosystem.
The collaboration will also include support for a progressive policy framework and contribute to an open digital payment ecosystem through the Mojaloop platform.
Under the agreement, Google will support Rwanda to set up a national programme to scale up digital literacy among Rwandan citizens by recruiting digitally-savvy youth to deliver digital literacy training.
Country Director of Google, Eastern Africa, Agnes Gathaiya stated that Rwanda’s vibrant economy is an ideal launch pad for future innovation in Africa, with focus in four key areas: affordable and universal access to connectivity; adoption of digital platforms; Digital Skilling for All; and fostering a pan-African innovation ecosystem.
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