UN and computer maker HP partner to boost IT skills of Africa

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have joined forces to help young unemployed people across Africa to build their entrepreneurial and information technology (IT) skills.

Initially, the Graduate Entrepreneurship Training Through IT (GET-IT) initiative will be launched in six nations Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda. GET-IT scheme will train youths and graduates who are between the ages of 16 and 25 and do not have jobs, acquire IT skills and run their own businesses. The scheme will focus on teaching practical solutions for businesses in finance, management, marketing and technology management. Last year, HP started the programme in 18 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and its new partnership with the UN will allow it to extend its reach in Africa.

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