About Microsoft 4Afrika

The Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative was launched in Feb 2013 to help accelerate Africa's economic development and to improve its global competitiveness. It is a long-term commitment to help empower African youth, entrepreneurs, developers, and business and civic leaders to turn great ideas into a reality that can help their community, their country, the continent and beyond.

The 4Afrika Initiative is built on the dual beliefs that technology can accelerate growth for Africa, and Africa can also accelerate technology for the world. The initiative is built on three key enablers critical to the success of that mission: innovation, world-class skills and affordable access.

Microsoft has been doing business in Africa for 20 years. We have 22 offices in 19 cities across 14 countries –out of the 54 in the continent of Africa.

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COMESA, Microsoft collaborate to promote access, skills and innovation in 19 African countries

COMESA, through the COMESA Business Council (CBC) and Microsoft, have taken a step toward strengthening their working alliance by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which sets out how they will collaborate in the areas of access to technology, development of relevant skills and the fostering of innovation in COMESA’s 19 member States.