More Africa NewsTanzania wants to invest $4.7 billion to strengthen the digital skills of 500 state civil servants

September 13, 2023by myles0

The Tanzanian government has made digital technology one of the pillars of the country’s socio-economic development. To achieve this objective, the executive wants to train experts who will help populations adopt digital services.

The Tanzanian government plans to invest USD 4.7 billion to train 500 state civil servants in information and communication technologies (ICT). The initiative was unveiled on Saturday, September 9, by Mohammed Khamis Abdulla (photo), permanent secretary of the Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology.

The training will notably focus on cybersecurity and forensics; network design and administration; business analysis; Development ; software administration; artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning; the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics.

The initiative is part of the “Digital Tanzania Project” which aims to make digital technology a driver of the country’s socio-economic development. The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) recently signed a partnership agreement with the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) to boost the growth of digital technology start-ups and encourage innovative solutions to the benefit of the population.

“  Emerging technologies are essential to the digital economy and the industrial economy, as they are important factors in national development. We have defined the needs and Tanzania’s digital projects are well planned to ensure we have enough ICT experts  ,” Mr Abdulla said.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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