Huawei inspires Libyan talent to shape the future

Seeds for the Future-Huawei Commitment for a Better ICT Talent in Libya

Huawei has organised the annual Seeds for the Future & ICT Academy closing ceremony for academic year 2021 in partnership with Libyan and Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research respectively this Monday on 15th November at Laico Hotel in Tunis, Tunisia. 

The event brought together Libya’s Deputy Minister for Higher Education Saleh Abdullah Hadia, Tunisia’s Minister of Tunisian Higher Education and Scientific Research Moncef Boukthir, the Chinese ambassador to Tunisia Mr. Zhang Jianguo, Charge d’Affaires of Chinese embassy to Libya Wang Qimin and Mr. Jo Xu, sub regional director of Huawei enterprise business for Libya and Tunisia.

This year of 2021, more than 45 Libyan and Tunisian students were selected to participate in this 7-day seeds program. Also, this year’s edition paid particular attention to the new concept of “Tech4Good” which encouraged young people to study the latest technological trends to the major social and environmental problems of the region. It has also encouraged students to strengthen their social entrepreneurship skills, improved their problem-solving ability and leadership capacities through teamwork.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, his Excellency Saleh Abdullah Hadia, the vice minister of Libyan Higher Education and Scientific Research welcomed all the students and expressed his appreciation for the strategic partnership between Huawei and Libya in the ICT domain through the programs of “Seeds For the future “and “Huawei ICT Academy”. It was also in this occasion that he has congratulated Libyan students for their excellent work and contributions that honored the good image of Libya.

For his part, his Excellency Tunisian minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Moncef Boukthir stressed that one country’s growth depended not only on rapid adaptation to digital transformations but also on the need to use digital transformations with highly qualified young people in the ICT sector. He expressed his gratitude to Huawei’s contribution for these training and development opportunities offered each year both for Tunisian and Libyan students. 

In the same time, His Excellency Mr. Wang Qimin has congratulated Huawei for the continued commitment to the development of ICT talent in Libya. He has also encouraged more fruitful cooperation between Libya and China in the areas of high technologies and talents to raise the bilateral relationship for a higher level. 

Mr. Jo Xu has also mentioned in the event: “We believe that the fruitful partnership between Huawei and universities in Libya as well as in Tunisia through constant investments in ICT Academy and Seeds for the Future would definitely create more opportunities for young people. Huawei Libya has signed the cooperation MOU with Libyan Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for these two programs in October this year. And this is the first session of these programs in Libya and Huawei Libya will make constant investments for them every year. We want to express our special thanks to his Excellency Mr vice minister Saleh Abdullah Hadia, Dr. Muftah Salem Fetni and Dr. Mostafa Alksher for their continued helps to implement these programs successfully. Digital infrastructure alone is not enough to support digital transformation going forward and the World Bank has pointed out that digital skills must be developed alongside technologies and infrastructure. And that is why Huawei Libya will continue our investment for a better ICT talent ecosystem in Libya”. 

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