This week in Rwanda, Alibaba Business School launched its Global E-commerce Talent (GET) program for the country’s university teachers, and in partnership with Rwanda’s Higher Education Council and the Rwanda Development Board. This marks the first time GET is offered in Africa, and is the first piece of a broader cooperation to bring the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) initiative to Rwanda.
The GET program is part of the commitment that Jack Ma, Alibaba’s Executive Chairman, made upon his first trip to Africa and Rwanda last year to support education and e-commerce in Africa. GET aims to deepen the understanding of the e-commerce industry among Rwandan university teachers, so that they in turn, can train individuals to compete in the digital economy. Fifty lecturers from nine of the country’s top universities attended the weeklong program.
GET’s introduction in Rwanda follows 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. To date, 52 African entrepreneurs from 14 African countries have participated in the Fellowship.
For more information on the GET program in Rwanda, click here.
Supplied by Holly Zhao
International Corporate Affairs, Alibaba Group