The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization through the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) has partnered global leading ICT company, Huawei Technologies in Ghana to organize a virtual workshop on Digital Technologies for the public sector on the theme “Digital Economy: The Changing Public Space for an effective and sustainable Nation Building.” The workshop which will be held in three (3) separate tracks for participants according to departments and rank will highlight on latest Digital Transformation trends and new ICTs that are transforming economies to build the capacities of the key civil servants in Ghana.
The first track of the training workshop is scheduled to take place from September 1 to September 9, 2021. With selected participants from all the Ministries and key Government Agencies, the focus of the workshop will be to challenge participants to embrace digitalisation as a key catalyst for national development
The maiden workshop which will be facilitated by Huawei will bring on board renowned ICT persons from Ghana, China, and South Africa among other countries to share their wealth of experience and expertise with participants. Some of the courses set to be instructed and discussed will be centered on digitalisation, best policy frameworks for digital economy, talent cultivation for digital economy and a holistic value creation for digitalisation.
The Director General of NITA, Richard Okyere-Fosu said “NITA is keen to impart knowledge through these training exercises to equip the ICT players in the sector. In so doing we will impact the ecosystem positively as a regulator.”
On his part, the Managing Director for Huawei Ghana, Tommy Zhou reiterated that “the workshop is geared towards fulfilling a commitment made to the Government of Ghana through the President of the Republic to build the ICT skill capacity of up to 10,000 Ghanaians by the year 2024.”
He added that Huawei as an industry leader believes that in order to achieve a digital Ghana and world at large, the ICT skill gap of countries and industries must be closed, hence as a socially responsible organization, the company will continue to invest resources to achieve this goal.