Cameroon/Ntic: "Employability and entrepreneurship of young people in the digital age
This is the theme chosen to commemorate the 4th edition of the campaign on skills in the field of Digital Cameroon; An event that aims to strengthen the capacity of young people, for employment and entrepreneurship in the digital age.
State of the art
International organizations such as the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union affirm that the ICT sector is an essential driver of sustainable development.
A study conducted by the World Economic Forum indicates that a 10% increase in the level of digital transformation of a country would lead to a 0.75% increase in its GDP per capita and a 1.02% decrease in the unemployment rate.
Other international studies confirm the impact of ICTs on the economy and society, noting the preponderant role they play in reducing poverty, not only in the economy but also in the society.Other international studies confirm the impact of ICTs on the economy and society, noting the important role they play in reducing poverty, not only by creating new sources of income and employment, but also by reducing the cost of access for the poor to many basic services, such as health and education.
It is in view of all the above that Professor Ebot Ebot Enaw - Director General of Antic returned to the rationale for the organization of the 4th edition of this Campaign on Digital Skills.It is in view of all the above that Professor Ebot Ebot Enaw - Director General of Antic - returned to the rationale for the organization of the 4th edition of this Campaign on Digital Skills in Cameroon, an event that the National Agency for Information Technology and Communication has co-organized with the NGO "The Change Engine":
"Governments and industries are deploying innovative technologies such as Cloud computing, Big Data, Advanced analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to meet the needs of citizens and businesses.The seminar is an open platform for experts and young innovators to exchange on employment, self-employment and business opportunities related to Information and Communication Technologies.
Other articulations of the launching of the Campaign
The young people, who came massively to the Star Land Hotel on Wednesday, were discussed on various topics by experts from leading industries, such as Microsoft.
"The Role of Entrepreneurship in Poverty Alleviation in Today's Fast-Changing, Technology-Driven Africa - A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Addressing the Skills Mismatch and Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in the Era of the 21st CenturyAn ecosystem that creates digital entrepreneurs leading Africa to a new world of opportunity...".
They were also invited to take part in round tables whose themes are as follows:
"Powerful partnerships - between industry and academia that provide support, real-world experiences such as internships and apprenticeships for students are an important stepping stone giving all students an opportunity for the kind of hands-on learning that can spark a new passion in an unfamiliar environment. Stimulate academic learning and develop students' professional and social skills."
Entrepreneurship 101 - Teaching skills that buy into the future of work; Gender Equality in Technology".
In his speech of February 10, 2022, the Head of State of Cameroon, addressing his young compatriots, had this to say
"The new global economy is now turned to digital and, therefore, invites us to encourage young people to seize all the opportunities offered by digital communications through their various appropriation and socio-economic application ...".
The National Agency for Information Technology and Communication and its partners intend to accompany all those who are committed to the digital economy sector.