Agreements between the private and public sectors serve the ambition of “Number of Morocco”

An increasing presence of the Chinese group “Huawei Technologies” for two decades in the Kingdom of Morocco, strengthened by the signing of many partnership agreements and memoranda of understanding with various government sectors and private actors, the latest of which is represented at the events presented by the Conference Palace in Skhirat, today, Wednesday, in the framework of a prominent event, the first of its kind. Its type in Morocco is “Digitech Ecosystem Summit”, under the slogan “Together for Digital Morocco 2025”.

It has collected three partnership agreements, including memoranda of understanding between Huawei Morocco and ministerial sectors that are involved and strongly involved in the digital transformation path in the Kingdom; These are the Ministry of Digital Transition and Management Reform, Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Economic Inclusion, Micro Enterprises, Employment and Competences.

The “Huawei Digital System Summit” was also marked by the moments of the awarding of excellence awards to Moroccan students who participated in the “Huawei ICT Competition” (known as “Huawei ICT Compétion”), which took place since the beginning of the previous university season. has. , in which a Moroccan student team ranked third worldwide in network and communication technology.

Huawei’s ambition to become a “digital Morocco”

Terry HE, President of Huawei for the North Africa Region, confirmed in the presence of government officials from the aforementioned sectors and heads of Moroccan university institutions from various quarters that the world-famous Chinese group “has been present in Morocco for twenty years to keep pace with the country in its most prominent technological and digital transformations. ” , emphasizing its contribution of five billion dirhams as an added value to the digital economy, with the creation of three thousand direct jobs, and it also helps “Moroccan students and students to innovate and information and communication technology through competitive competitions.”

Philip Wang, executive vice president of Huawei in North Africa, in turn explained in a detailed presentation that Huawei is interfering in the Moroccan digital field from the point of view of work and thinking about “smart cities”. It also keeps pace with emerging technology and networking companies through high-quality offerings, the most prominent of which are summarized in a short digital tape presented at the event on the experience and paths of Huawei’s intervention in Morocco.

Chakib Achour, Director of Marketing and Strategy at Huawei Morocco, also did not hide his happiness with the launch of the “Huawei Digital Technologies Summit 2022” event, in its first issue in Morocco, in partnership with three effective government sectors, which the public and private sectors within the framework of a solid partnership, taking into account that “what distinguishes this first course is the highlighting of Moroccan energy and talents in the technological field and accompanying them to support the digital system.”

“There is a will and a strategic vision for a digital Morocco that crystallizes and develops through the efforts of the partners,” Ashour continued, before emphasizing the need for this digital Morocco for “Moroccan skills and talents.” The new generation of the “Digitech Talent” program seeks to develop, with reference to The signing of memoranda of understanding and partnership during the forum related to the activation of the second edition of the new program “Spark”, which aims to promote and accelerate the development of innovative start-ups.Digital transformation with the participation of private sector actors in Morocco.

Digital transformation is an introduction to governance reform

Ghaith Mezour, Minister of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, in turn emphasized the importance of the theme of the “Huawei Summit”, as digital transformation is a lever for the socio-economic development of Morocco, Africa and the world, before he confirmed that her ministry had signed a memorandum of understanding with the “Huawei” technology group because it was “a key player in the field”, with the aim of building up the Moroccan human element in the field of digitization and new technology. lead and rehabilitate, especially of interest to the two categories of public sector employees and women.

Mazur said in a statement to Hespress that “administrative reform is going through the digital transition, and it will only come through training and increasing the capabilities and qualifications of employees,” and stressed her ministry’s belief that “the qualification of the human element the main driving force of digital transformation, “which points to an equally important goal, According to her, it is” the promotion of youth work in the field of digitization and modern information and communication technology. “

Coding and programming skills

In turn, Abdellatif Mirawi, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, said that “the digital field is not just a component of vocational training or just a subject within it; Rather, it should become a thought pattern at the heart of academic and research work in Morocco, “before adding in his speech to the audience:” We are well aware of this challenge in our ministry, and we have crystallized these ideas at heart of the national plan to accelerate the transformation of the system of higher education, scientific research and innovation (PACTESRI) 2030, which we are trying to achieve in the near future.

Mirawi continued his emphasis on “the inevitability of switching to new digital technologies,” saying that “after ten years from now we will be talking about quantum informatics”, and not just about networks and artificial intelligence, “and note that his ministry “has chosen to build competencies in future professions … And the Chinese have set a good example for us in this regard.”

In his speech, Miraoui acknowledged that “Moroccan youth face limitations and challenges; But these are opportunities for entrepreneurship and self-efficacy, ”and stresses that“ the youth of the current generation are sometimes smarter than we imagine, ”before revealing that his ministry aims to achieve 100,000 certificates in digital education by 2025; By developing and strengthening coding and information programming skills among young people (integration of skills with certificates and diplomas).

Vocational training has a share

In turn, Arafat Athamoun, Secretary-General of the Vocational Training Sector within the Ministry of Economic Integration, Micro-Entrepreneurship, Employment and Competence, read out a speech on behalf of Minister Younes Skouri and “emphasized” the efforts of the aforementioned ministry . card for the promotion of vocational training ”, which was presented to the King in April 2019, which included. Its axes are “Openness to future careers and digital transfer of services”, through the “Cities of Professions and Competencies” project, which trains people and paths that take into account the needs of the future.

Athmoun noted a memorandum of understanding signed with Huawei to “improve the competencies and capabilities of youth training in public and private vocational training centers and institutions in Morocco,” which states “the integration of information and communication technologies into content. and vocational training programs “. training.”

It is noteworthy that the “Digitech Talent” program, which was the subject of a strategic partnership agreement signed between Huawei and the Ministry in charge of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, in addition to the Ministry of Economic Integration, Micro Enterprises, Employment and Competences, is based on the various training programs in the field of information and communication technology that it has developed. ” Huawei ”in recent years.

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