Chinese companies organize entrepreneurship training for African youth

Chinese companies organize entrepreneurship training for African youth

The Center of Innovation and Maritime Excellence’s first training camp opened in Djibouti City on Thursday. [ Xinhua]

The Center of Innovation and Maritime Excellence’s first training camp, supported by Chinese companies, opened on Thursday in Djibouti City, the capital of Djibouti, with the theme “Digital Innovation and Cross-border E-commerce”.

Nearly 30 interns from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda were selected to participate in the eight-day training program in Djibouti City. During this period, these young Africans learn about the operation of the company through classes, thematic lectures and seminars from Chinese and African experts, as well as visiting the Doraleh multi-purpose port and Djibouti International Free Trade Zone built by Chinese companies.

Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh praised the importance of education and training in Djibouti-China cooperation. The establishment of the center “is undoubtedly another step” in Djibouti-China cooperation, the president said in a video message at the opening ceremony.

Nearly 30 interns from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda were selected to participate in the eight-day training program in Djibouti City. [Xinhau]

The country’s Minister of Higher Education, Mohamed Ahmed Nabil, said the project offers Djiboutian youth, and African youth in general, the opportunity to master innovative e-commerce tools underway in Africa. to get.

Chinese Ambassador to Djibouti Hu Bin said China emphasizes the promotion of youth entrepreneurship in Africa and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises as priority goals, adding that the center is part of commendable pragmatic measures to achieve the goals of capacity building and human resources. exchanges included in the nine programs announced at the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, held in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, last November.

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