Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 72 - Page 42

COUNTRY FOCUS : GUINEA
Orange is present in 18 countries in Africa and the Middle East and has 142 million customers at 30 September 2022 . Orange and the German Cooperation recently inauguratesd in Guinea the 13th Orange Digital Centre in Africa and the Middle East , to train young people in digital technology and enhance their employability . The digital centre in Guinea is completely operational and is fully functional to host several digital training and events .

Orange and the German Coo Orange Digital Centre in Gu

Panoramic city view of Conakry , Capital of Guinea

Telco Orange and the German Cooperation are recently inaugurated the 13th Orange Digital Centre , in Conakry , Guinea , a digital ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation . The event was attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Guinea , representatives of Germany in Guinea , members of the management and presidency of the Board of Orange Guinea and representatives of Orange Middle East and Africa .

The laumch of the digital centre follows in the footsteps of Tunisia , Senegal , Ethiopia , Mali , Côte d ’ Ivoire , Cameroon , Egypt , Jordan , Madagascar , Morocco , Liberia , and Botswana , and it is Guinea that now has the 13th Orange Digital Centre in Africa and the Middle East opened .
Spread over 600 square metres , it brings together four strategic programmes of the Orange group , namely , a coding school , a solidarity FabLab – one of the Orange Foundation ’ s digital manufacturing workshops , and an Orange Fab start-up accelerator , supported by Orange Ventures Middle East and Africa ( the investment fund of Orange Group that invests in the most talented startups of Orange Digital Centre ).
According to Orange , all the programmes are provided free-of charge and open to everyone . They range from digital training for young people , 90 % of which are practical , guidance for project bearers , start-up acceleration , and investment in these . Working as a network , the Orange Digital Centres allow experiences and expertise to be shared between countries and offer a simple and inclusive
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