The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation and the Digital Transformation Center by GIZ Ghana, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement is intended to guide the partnership between the two parties to achieve an inclusive digital economy and society.
Under this shared vision, every citizen, notably women and young people are targeted to have the opportunity to participate in the digital world.
The collaboration focuses on areas like capacity building and skills development and support for policy formulation and implementation. This includes, for example, the support to 40 Community ICT Centres established by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to develop and provide a broad range of services, specifically to rural communities.
Digital skills trainings play an important role to equip everyone with the requisite skills needed to participate in an increasingly digitally enabled economy and society.
Equally important is to strengthen the technical know-how on emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and to develop a policy framework for artificial intelligence. Another area is the support to tech start-ups by facilitating access to finance and markets as well as capacity building to innovation hubs and accelerators.
The purpose of the partnership between the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation and the Digital Transformation Center is to jointly implement projects and activities that support the sustainable growth of the Ghanaian digital economy.
The Digital Transformation Centre seeks to work with various stakeholders of the digital innovation ecosystem to pursue a more inclusive digital agenda. This is to provide competent skills for job creation, bridging the gender digital divide and making digitalization accessible to all.