Setting Up an African Development Centre

American technology giant Microsoft Corporation has unveiled plans to set up an African technology development centre in Kenya. The technology centre will be Microsoft’s 7th globally and will not only be the corporation’s gateway to the region, but will carry huge potential for jobs and business opportunities for tech-savvy Kenyan youth in the various ICT specializations. The new development sites carry great potential for talent development and technology transfer among Africa’s youth especially in countries with good ICT literacy ratings such as Kenya, adding that the corporation would be hiring 100 local engineers as a start. According to Microsoft, the Africa Development Centre will be a premier hub of engineering for the US technology company and its affiliates. The centre will leverage the diversity of the regional landscape to build world-class talent capable of creating innovative solutions for global impact. Further, the centre is expected to establish a collaborative engineering springboard for new technology investments in Kenya.

SOURCES: CGTN AFRICA

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