Do Huawei’s training Programs and Centers Transfer Skills to Africa?

Image: Flickr, Set Squared
Image: Flickr, Set Squared

Huawei Technologies first entered the African telecommunications market in 1998 when it began operations in Kenya. The company sees Africa as a market with a tremendous amount of growth potential.

As of 2014, 15 percent of Huawei’s global sales came from Africa. Huawei has established seven training centers in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa, and has sponsored training programs throughout the continent. The company reports that it has provided training to 12,000 African students each year. This brief examines Huawei’s engagement in developing local talent in information communications and technologies (ICT) in Africa, specifically in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Research was conducted using news reports, press releases, corporate reports, and academic studies.

1 Jan 2016