STATEMENT: Huawei announces several digital talent initiatives for 2024 at the Huawei Talent Summit

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STATEMENT: Huawei announces several digital talent initiatives for 2024 at the Huawei Talent Summit

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BARCELONA, Spain, February 28, 2024/PRNewswire/ -- During MWC Barcelona 2024, Huawei held the Huawei Talent Summit and made relevant announcements for various talent development initiatives, including: the launch of applications for ITU-Huawei Generation Connect Young Leadership Program global program; the announcement that the joint project between Huawei and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will be implemented in Morocco; and the Huawei Cloud startup program.

The theme of the event was “I C Talent: Fostering Excellence in a Digital World.” Attendees included representatives from international organizations such as ITU and UNESCO, government officials from Greece, Kenya and Mexico, female industry leaders, entrepreneurs participating in the Huawei Cloud Startup Program and participants in Seeds for the Future and several major competitions. .

During the summit, speaking on behalf of Dr. Cosmas Zavazava, Director of the ITU Telecommunications Development Office, Mario Maniewicz, Director of the ITU Radiocommunications Office, launched the ITU Generation Connect Young Leadership Program in partnership with Huawei. "Young people ages 18 to 28 can submit their ideas for community projects that address the digital divide and receive funding, mentoring and training for their implementation." He added: "I encourage everyone to share widely across their various networks and ensure that young people from all over the world are part of this great movement." Applications can be made here:

Huawei joined UNESCO's Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL) as an associate member last year and signed a partnership agreement with UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). At the summit, UIL Director Isabell Kempf spoke about the importance of empowering educators and provided an update on the progress of the UIL project in this regard. He said: "We are implementing a project that aims to strengthen the digital skills of literacy teachers in several countries of the Global Literacy Alliance. Today, I am proud to announce that, with the support of Huawei, we can also launch the project in the Kingdom of Morocco. This project will help 10,000 literacy educators, trainers and managers of youth and adults to better use technologies both in teaching literacy and in their professional development."

At the event, Huawei announced that it would sponsor the European Women's Informatics Olympiad (EGOI) as part of its efforts to encourage more girls to enter the technology sector, improve digital inclusion in communities and promote gender equality in fields. technological. Eljakim Schrijvers, CEO of EGOI 2024, attended the summit and said: "We are pleased that Huawei is stepping up its efforts to improve diversity in the STEM field and that the company has decided to sponsor the European Women's Computing Olympiad in 2024 ".

Speakers from Greece, Kenya and Mexico, as well as ASEAN, also shared their experiences with Huawei's local talent training programs. Duan Xiaolei, General Manager of Huawei Cloud Global Startup Ecosystem, introduced Huawei Cloud's enablement plans for global startups.

Vicky Zhang, Vice President of Huawei's Corporate Communications Department, said: "Huawei has long been committed to cultivating digital talent around the world. I am glad to see our joint projects with partners developing smoothly. I hope more people can participate in these projects. Being connected and being a role model for others makes us more than the sum of our individual parts. This is how an inclusive digital future will be shaped."

To date, Huawei's talent training and education projects have been implemented in more than 150 countries and have benefited more than 2.83 million people.

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