Intel and AfriLab Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Empower African Nations in Emerging Technologies

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Two technology giants, Intel Corporation and a pan-African network organisation, AfriLab have signed a memorandum of understanding to empower African leaders on emerging technologies.

Dr. Bienvenu Soglo, the Director, Government Affairs in Africa, Intel Corporation, and an Executive Director in AfriLab, Anna Ekeledo, signed the document on behalf of their organisations.

The partnership, according to Soglo, would prepare African leaders for technologies such as AI, Cloud, 5G connectivity, and Intelligent edge such as IOT and cyber security to drive informed policy making.

In her comments, Ekeledo enumerated roles that AfriLab had played in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.

She said the hubs provided by the firm, had provided a conducive, creative and collaborative environment for innovators entrepreneurs, developers and startups to build innovative solutions that could solve every day problems across various sectors.

She said, “They (hubs) also provide the necessary support needed to build successful tech-driven businesses that create jobs and contribute to the social and economic development of the continent.”