Abyssinia Business Network /ABN/
The renowned Finnish multinational telecommunication, information technology, Nokia Corporation, and Consumer Electronics Company signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia’s top Technology Institutes.
The Company signed the MoU with the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) to partner in promoting digital skills and innovation in Ethiopia.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Dereje Engida, President of AASTU, Dr. Engineer Isaias Gebreyohannes representing AAiT and Daniel Jaeger, Head of the Central, East and West Africa Market Unit at Nokia Corporation.
According to the agreement, Nokia Corporation will arrange training on the latest technologies and experience sharing programs for both AASTU and AAiT. The collaboration will support the students in acquiring the right competencies and the necessary skills to succeed in a fast-changing labor market.
“We are excited to support the universities in Ethiopia in their objectives to play a leading role in setting standards in the quality of engineering education, research, innovation, and business incubation. We look forward to helping students acquire the necessary skills in the latest technologies, such as 5G, cloud computing, and data analytics.”Daniel Jaeger, Head of Central East and West Africa Market Unit at Nokia, said.
Dr.-Eng. Getahun Mekuria, FDRE Minister of Innovation and Technology and Ville Skinnari, Finnish Minister of Development and Trade witnessed the signing ceremony of the MoU.
On the occasion, the Ethiopian Minister briefed Skinner on the broad activities being undertaken in his country in the innovation technology sectors.
Ville Skinnari for his part pledged to invite Finnish investors to take advantage of the investment opportunities in Ethiopia. It’s to be noted that Headquartered in Espoo, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area, Nokia Corporation was founded in 1865.