Microsoft Corp. and International Trade Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Connect Africa summit in Kigali, Rwanda on Tuesday, so as to be able to expand the development of information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure.
Governments along with industry, development banks and international organizations gathered in Rwanda between 29 and 30, and discussed strategies to mobilize the human, financial and technical resources required to expand the development of information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure.
The online platform that Microsoft and ITU launched during the summit is aimed at tracking the development of Information and Communication Technology in Africa.
This partnership is aimed at building security-enhanced, inclusive and interoperable information society and has also agreed to support programs enabling skills development and capacity building along with the delivery of relevant applications and services in Africa.
These would include the delivery of a new online solution for all stakeholders to showcase and track the implementation of development projects in Africa.
Microsoft and ITU will collaborate globally on cyber security and provide support for regulators in developing countries.
We are pleased that Microsoft, as an early signatory of the connect the world initiative is stepping up its commitment to help address the effective use of ICT infrastructure, said Dr. Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the ITU.