Africa hides a huge technological potential that, with support from the private sector and cooperation between African regions, can transform the continent into a more competitive player in the global market, concluded speakers at the introduction of Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative in Brussels on 5 June.
The project was launched in February aiming to improve Africa’s competitiveness worldwide, by focusing in three areas: world-class skills, access and innovation.
Fernando de Sousa, General Manager for Africa Initiatives at Microsoft, explained that by 2018 Africa will have a workforce of 500 million people. A big part of them will probably be entrepreneurs and will come up with new ideas, which can be turn into real projects and businesses if they have access to the necessary tools. More