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Orange Digital Center opens in Guinea-Bissau

By , ITWeb
Guinea , 01 Jul 2024
Orange Digital Center inaugurated in Guinea Bissau.
Orange Digital Center inaugurated in Guinea Bissau.

Orange has inaugurated the Orange Digital Center (ODC) Guinea-Bissau, an ecosystem dedicated to developing digital skills and assisting local entrepreneurs.

The ODC brings together an array of free programs for youth, and these include hands-on digital training for youth, project leadership support, and start-up acceleration and funding.

Orange described this project as a significant step forward in the company's commitment to digital development and socio-economic inclusion in Guinea-Bissau.

ODC Bissau is part of network of 26 ODCs across Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Operating as a network, ODCs facilitate the transfer of experience and expertise from one country to another, while also providing an inclusive approach to increasing young people's employability, stimulating innovative entrepreneurship, and promoting the local digital ecosystem.

The launch ceremony was attended by high-ranking political officials such as the minister of transport, telecoms, and the digital economy, as well as members of the Orange Guinea Bissau management team and the Orange Africa and Middle East Management Committee.

According to Brelotte Ba, deputy CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa: “This space is much more than just a technology center; it's a promise of transformation and growth for the digital future of Guinea-Bissau and Africa.

“By providing free access to cutting-edge resources, we hope to inspire a new generation of creators and leaders and contribute to an inclusive digital economy.”

Sekou Dramé, CEO of Sonatel et chairman of the board of Orange Bissau, commented: “By offering young talents the tools and resources they need to develop their skills, we are helping to create a dynamic and sustainable digital ecosystem. This investment demonstrates our commitment to positively transform society through technology and digital education."

While, Therese Nogoye Tounkara, CEO of Orange Guinea Bissau, said: “Digital transformation makes a strong contribution to achieving sustainable development goals, generating a significant impact. Orange Bissau is firmly committed to being a key player in this transformation in Guinea-Bissau, providing solutions tailored to the entire population.”

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