Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 65 - Page 10


Smart Africa Digital Academy launches national digital academy in Ghana

Communications and Digitalisation have launched a national digital academy in the West African state , marking the official kick off of incountry implementation of the initiative .
The agreement is contained within a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ) signed between the Smart Africa Alliance and the Ghana ’ s Ministry Communications and Digitalisation . The launch in Ghana follows the roll out of national digital academies of SADA that took place in the Republic of Congo in February and in Rwanda in March .
As a pan-African dynamic learning ecosystem , SADA aims to improve digital skills qualifications , employability , and meet the emerging talent needs of African citizens .
Smart Africa and the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation will continue to collaborate with the key stakeholders to successfully execute the defined priority initiatives under the SADA Ghana framework .

Smart Africa ’ s capacity building arm , the Smart Africa Digital Academy ( SADA ) in partnership with Ghana ’ s Ministry of

Lacina Koné , Director General and CEO , Smart Africa , said : “ Ghana is one of the most active countries of the Smart Africa alliance and has been instrumental in advancing digital skills of its citizens . We are pleased to contribute positively to the nation capacity building through the launch of SADA in Ghana .”

Skaleet and Mobiblanc partner for a cutting-edge tech to serve banks across Africa

Skaleet , an international FinTech providing next-generation core banking platform ( CBP ), has partnered with Mobiblanc , an Agile digital services entreprise ( ESN ), to offer turnkey solutions to financial institutions across Africa . The partnership will ensure that financial institutions have the capacities to launch new digital and innovative financial solutions that they can provide to their customers , whether businesses or individuals .

Morocco- and Tunisia-based Mobiblanc serves North and West African markets and is entirely devoted to digital solutions .
Yves Eonnet , Chairman and Co-founder , Skaleet , said : “ Now , it is essential for financial institutions to be able to innovate quickly and adapt to change . The ecosystem we have built relies on expert partners who are aware of this challenge and can find solutions . We quickly saw a cultural , technological , and business fit between our two organisations and are delighted to have partnered with Mobiblanc . The partnership will enable us to further expand our offering and add value to our customers across Africa .”
Youssef El Alaoui , Co-founder , Mobiblanc , added : “ This partnership confirms our strategic orientation to support the Digital Transformation of the financial sector . We share the ambition with
Skaleet to offer integration of innovative solutions with cutting-edge , technological expertise in order to bring added value to our partners and respond to new business requirements of the sector .”
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