A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between African Union (AU) and Huawei during the ‘Summit 2015’. The MoU was signed in order to get the two organisations to jointly work in enhancing ICT literacy and capability and ICT infrastructure development.
The signatories were Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of African Union Commission and David Harmon, Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs Department of Huawei. They both pledged to deepen bilateral cooperation in ICT development and to promote commercial progress on the continent through ICT innovation.
“ICT development will drive tremendous transformation in different industries, and we are looking for partners that can work with us. Huawei as an active role and a leader in the industry must have a lot of experience to share. I appreciate the efforts that Huawei has been taken in knowledge transfer, and I am happy to have Huawei in this project. ” said Erastus Mwencha of the African Union.
“Huawei is committed to promoting global ICT industry development through “customer-centric” and innovative solutions to bring value to its customers. At the same time, we understand the governments’ urgent need for further development of its ICT industry to support the strengthening of local infrastructure. Furthermore, knowledge transfer has also become our engagement during the operation in Africa.” said David Harmon of Huawei.