Computer Aid International working to improve IT capacity in Ethiopia
The institution has already started a series of sessions aimed at creating awareness on the matter and implementing it in the country. Martha Badi has attended a press briefing by the Executives of the company and files the following report.
Computer Aid International is a UK based charity that aims to reduce poverty through practical ICT solutions. Since 1998, it has provided 200,000 computers in 105 different countries. With the aim of fulfilling its targets, the company has distributed well over 13,000 to universities and NGOs in Ethiopia. The company has already launched its program in Ethiopia and is undergoing pertinent trainings. Briefing journalists in connection with the launch of their program here on Thursday, the Chief Executive Mr Tom Davis said the training and the facility will help enhance the capacity of lecturers at meeting the workplace challenges. He said Computer Aid is providing highest quality refurbished PCs. According to Mr Tom the entire program runs from June 20 to 29, 2012. AFRO FM has also learnt that more than 50 University lecturers are to acquire better skills in eLearning course development, training and deployment. The company has also launched the Zuba Box IT hub which will enable access to solar powered ICT. This, according to the professionals, is an all-in-one solution for connecting communities. Ethiopian Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Global action for Community Development, Tigray Development Association, Oromia Regional Government and Mekele University are some the partners of the company in Ethiopia.(AFRO FM)