Global technology leader, Cisco has reinforced its commitment to support the digitization of Africa’s communities, businesses and governments through several initiatives for skills and talent development, innovation and job creation. Cisco is set to launch a new Repair Centre, train one million new members of Cisco NetAcad and introduce Cisco Edge in Nigeria.
By investing in repair centres in Nigeria, Cisco intends to contribute to job creation and skills development. The new repair centre will work as a partner program which aims to work with selected distributors who will repair and restore Cisco hardware and make high quality, refurbished technology accessible, especially for small and medium-sized organizations.
Commenting on the partner repair program, Olakunle Oloruntimehin, General Manager Nigeria and West African Countries, Cisco said, “We are living in a world that is changing faster than ever imagined. We are inspired by the prospect of an economy with abundant jobs, a place where entrepreneurs can thrive. Our goal is to enable small and medium businesses to accelerate their growth by helping them access our world-class technology.”
EDGE Centres function as incubators: they provide small and medium businesses with state-of-the-art Cisco communication and collaboration technology, alongside training and enablement programs. They specialize in topics that are relevant to the local economy, such as smart ports, IoT in agriculture and smart cities.