TechInAfrica – Alibaba Business School (ABS) partnered with Rwanda’s Higher Education Council and Rwanda Development Board launched a program for Rwanda’s university teachers called Global E-Commerce Talent (GET). It was the first time to be held in Africa as well as the first cooperation of the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) in Rwanda.
The program is one of Alibaba’s Executive Chairman, Jack Ma’s commitments which he made on his first visit to Rwanda and Africa last year. Its main aims are not only to give support on education and e-commerce in the continent, but also to deepen the knowledge of e-commerce industry among the university teachers in Rwanda. They are later expected to be able to train students to compete and survive in the digital business. There were fifty lecturers out of nine Africa’s top university joining the program.
Along with the program, Jack Ma’s Foundation and Alibaba Business School also launched Netpreneur Prize for African entrepreneurs and eFounders Fellowship which allows African entrepreneurs to have a training in order to become catalysts for digital transformation. There had been 52 African entrepreneurs from 14 African countries already joined the Fellowship.
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