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Cisco pledges to prepare 1 mln Africans for digital economy jobs

Wednesday 5 December 2018 | 13:45 CET | News

Cisco has announced a commitment to preparing 10 million people worldwide for jobs in the digital economy, including 1 million in Africa, reports IT-Online. The in-kind value amounts to around USD 1.5 billion and will be carried out over the next five years. The commitment was made at the Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival held at FNB Stadium in South Africa. 

Clayton Naidoo, Cisco's GM for sub-Saharan Africa, said this commitment is in keeping with Nelson Mandela’s vision to alleviate poverty, especially in Africa.

Cisco also announced the winner of the Global Citizen Youth Leadership prize, which went to Wawira Njiru of Kenya. This award recognizes youth leaders between the age of 18 and 30 who have had an impact on one of the UN’s Global Goals. It includes a USD 250 000 prize. Njiru is the founder and executive director of Food for Education, which provides school lunch to vulnerable children in Kenyan public schools. She aims to increase the number of meals from the current 2,000 to 100,000 a day in three years.


 



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Categories: IT
Companies: Cisco
Countries: Africa
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