For the first time in Africa, Alibaba Business School in partnership with Rwanda’s Higher Education Council and the Rwanda Development Board have launched its “Global E-commerce Talent” (GET) program for Rwandan educators.
The program is to boost the competencies of Rwandan university teachers and deepen their understanding of the e-commerce industry, so that they can train digital talent and future entrepreneurs in the country to compete in the global economy.
In a statement by Brian A. Wong, Vice President for Global Initiatives at Alibaba Group, “our goal is to support the development of e-commerce education, nurture skill sets that will accelerate Rwanda’s vision to become the digital hub of Africa and foster a generation of talented and passionate young entrepreneurs who can help bring new innovation, create job opportunities and transform the global commerce landscape in the country.”
The GET program is part of the commitment that Jack Ma, Alibaba’s Executive Chairman, made during his first trip to Africa and Rwanda 2017 to support education and e-commerce in Africa.
This is coming following the launch of the Jack Ma Foundation’s “Netpreneur” Prize for African entrepreneurs working to address Africa’s most pressing challenges, as well as Alibaba Business School’s eFounders Fellowship that will train 200 African entrepreneurs to become catalysts for digital transformation.