Rockefeller Foundation to Fund $3.8 Million Ghana ICT Park

Rockefeller Foundation to Fund $3.8 Million Ghana ICT Park

From ITWeb Africa

International humanitarian organisation Rockefeller Foundation has announced a $3.8 million grant to facilitate completion of a mini ICT park to be located in central Accra, Ghana.

The philanthropic foundation has collaborated with World Bank to empower the West African nation’s IT and IT enabled service industry, reveals a statement.

According to the foundation, the grant complements the World Bank’s $5 million provided under the eGhana Project and is part of the its Digital Jobs Africa initiative launched in 2013.

The Digital Jobs Africa initiative is a $100million initiative aimed at improving 1 million lives through ICT skills and jobs for high potential but disadvantaged youth.

“As the Rockefeller Foundation enters its second year of our $100m Digital Jobs Africa initiative, we applaud the commitment of the Ghanaian government for steering the hiring at this new state of the art ICT Park towards poor and vulnerable youth – which will help to achieve our ultimate goal of impacting the lives of 1 million people through digital jobs for disadvantaged youth,” said Mamadou Biteye, managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office.

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