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MCIT, CITC launch 5th edition of ‘Seeds for the Future’ program to develop Saudi ICT talent

24 Jun 2019
MCIT, CITC launch 5th edition of  ‘Seeds for the Future’ program to develop Saudi ICT talent
MCIT, CITC launch 5th edition of  ‘Seeds for the Future’ program to develop Saudi ICT talent

In collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has launched the fifth edition of ‘Seeds for the Future’ program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Seeds for the Future program will host 10 students from ten different universities across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Aligned with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, the program seeks to develop local ICT talent, enhance knowledge transfer, promote a greater understanding of and interest in the telecommunications sector, and to improve and encourage regional participation in the digital community.

The launch ceremony was held at the headquarters of CITC in Riyadh in the presence of Eng. Majid Almazyad, the Deputy Governor of CITC; H.E. Mr. Chen Weiqing, the Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Mr. Ibrahem Alnasser, General Manager of Digital Innovation Center at MCIT; and a Senior Executive for Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia Mr. Deng Lungang.  Following the ceremony, the selected students visited Huawei’s innovation center in Riyadh before flying to Beijing, China, for the knowledge-sharing program.

Mr. Ibrahem Alnasser, General Manager of Digital Innovation Center at MCIT, said, “Programs like ‘Seeds for the Future’ are the cornerstone of building a digital world by developing the skills of a promising young generation and helping them to lead the development of our digital society.”

H.E. Mr. Chen Weiqing, the Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said, “The Seeds for the Future program underlines Huawei's commitment to social responsibility and is a clear testament to the strong relationship between China and Saudi Arabia. Launching the fifth edition this year helps to maintain the focus on developing tomorrow’s generation of tech-savvy, forward-thinking leaders.”

Deng Lungang, Senior Executive for Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, added, “Huawei is committed to promoting ICT industry development in Saudi Arabia in line with the Kingdom’s national visions, and aims to drive long-term economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Over the last decade, Huawei has been able to help address the digital talent gap by investing heavily in our Seeds for the Future flagship training program.”

Launched by Huawei in 2008, Seeds for the Future is one of the company’s flagship training and CSR programs. Through this program, every year Huawei selects 1,000 students and young government officials working in ICT-related departments in 108 countries, for a study trip in Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Over the course of the program, Huawei shares its ICT expertise and experience with young ICT professionals, and helps fuel the development of local ICT industries. Since inception, Huawei has cooperated with over 350 universities internationally, benefiting more than 30,000 students.
 

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