Google restates allegiance to Africa’s digital economy

Google has restated its allegiance to digital economy and transformation of Africa.

The technology giant said this during the maiden edition of Google for Africa event, yesterday.

The declaration broadens Google’s continuous backing for Africa’s digital transformation and entrepreneurship.

In 2017, Google inaugurated its Grow with Google initiative with a commitment to train 10 million young Africans and small businesses in digital skills.

Google has trained over six million people across 25 African countries to date, with over 60 per cent of participants experiencing growth in their career and/or business as a result.

Furthermore, Google has supported more than 50 nonprofits across Africa with over $16 million in investment and fostered hundreds of millions of Africans to access Internet services for the first time through Android.

Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet, announced this during the virtual programme that the firm would invest $1 billion over five years to aid digital transformation on the continent.



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