January 11, 2021 technology

Huawei partners with CAIT to support IT talents in Kuwait Government Sector

Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has partnered with Kuwait’s Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) to play a key role in powering the country’s digital transformation through training IT talent within the public sector.

The cooperation between Huawei and CAIT resulted in the initiative of supporting IT talents in government sectors, which will provide online training platform and free exam opportunities to participants. The cooperation will also provide Arabic based training on cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other advanced technologies in line with Huawei’s to support digital transformation and empower various talents. With the professional trainings and certifications, employees within the public sector’s IT divisions will have the knowledge, skillset, and understanding to develop and implement next-generation intelligent solutions that will elevate Kuwait’s society and propel its digitalization journey.

Liam Zhao, CEO of Huawei Gulf North office, said: “Investments in talent development are equally as important to realizing digitalization goals as building physical infrastructure. An intelligent society requires individuals who are digitally savvy, and who have the qualifications to understand not only how the latest technologies work, but how best to deploy them to benefit all members of society. Huawei is committed to enhancing the ICT talent ecosystem and is pleased to work with CAIT to help build digital talent within Kuwait’s public sector.”

Haya Alwadani, General Director of CAIT, said: “The events of 2020 have demonstrated how important technology is to ensure that our society remains stable in any number of situations. Kuwait’s digital transformation is an essential endeavor that will not only enable us to realize an intelligent, technology-driven society, but to enhance socio-economic growth and increase sustainability throughout the country. Given Huawei’s extensive experience as a world-leading developer of technology as well as a well-established provider of ICT education, they were the natural choice for us to partner with for this initiative.”

So far, hundreds of employees in the IT departments of more than 29 government entities in Kuwait have joined this initiative. Participants from CAIT, Ministry of Education (MOE), and Public Authority for Sport (PAS) have passed the exams and been awarded with Huawei certificates.

Digital transformation was recently recognized by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as a key focus area for Kuwait’s government. Advanced ICT infrastructure has also been recognized for its supportive role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting business and government continuity.


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