Huawei in line with its commitment to the Zambian community and its determination to continue with its consistent corporate responsibility work’s and support ICT Talent development in Zambia, has trained 30 ICT Lecturers from top Zambian universities as well as Network Engineers from Smart Zambia Institute as instructors and engineers in Networking (Routing and Switching).
As a leading global provider of information and communications technology ( ICT ) infrastructure and smart devices we held the first of its kind and a high magnitude training in ICT at the state of the art ICT Center of Excellence building in Ndola (Zambia ICT College). The group was trained by an expert instructor from Huawei.
The vigorous training was in basics of networking to the advanced levels of networking. The trained tackled both theoretical aspects and intense practical during labs. Huawei is optimistic that the trained instructors and engineers will be fully equipped to carry out their duties efficiently.
The lecturers underwent a solid Instructor training program to equip them for the Huawei ICT Academy program to be run at various Zambian universities partnering with Huawei namely University of Zambia, Copperbelt University, ZCAS University, Mulugushi University, Zambia ICT College and Northrise University. This is a real demonstration of Huawei’s contribution and support to Zambia in ICT Talent development.
The program will subsequent see the training of over 1000 students in various ICT related fields such as networking, security and cloud computing. Upon completion, the long term program was launched in Lusaka with a Huawei ICT competition for universities and colleges in Southern Africa.
So far, over 1, 000 Students from over 9 tertiary Institutions have registered for the competition and will be certified and awarded with certificates of competence. Company Vice President for the Enterprise Business Group in Southern Africa, Michael Meng says he is hopeful that more than 30 Institutions will register for the program next year and over 20 thousand students are expected to be trained through the program in the next five years.
And recently Government through the Ministry of Transport and Communications Permanent Secretary Engineer Misheck Lungu at the Zambia ICT Talents Development Summit and Huawei ICT Competition Launch Ceremony in Lusaka called on the Zambia information Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) to ensure that the Universal Access Fund is used to develop research in the ICT sector.
Mr. Lungu advised young people to spend time creating innovative ideas that can create jobs for others in the country and promised those participating in the competition that those that emerge the best may have a job secured for them.
And Smart Zambia Coordinator Dr. Martine Mtonga says Zambia and Huawei will work together towards enhancing student capabilities and obtain more job opportunities and creating a platform for students and teachers to share knowledge among other things.
ICT Association of Zambia President, Alick Siankumo notes that the development will enhance the progressive framework for the ICT industry in Zambia. According to Zambia’s 7th Five-Year Development Plan, ICT has been identified as an important catalyst for socio-economic development and a driving force for good governance. In order to fulfill this mandate, Zambia needed to create a national program to train ICT talent. The Zambia government expects that the expansion of educational opportunities for ICT managers and technicians will increase the employment rate and lower the costs of operation for Zambian ICT enterprises.
Win a Professional Camera from The Device Store worth K8,150
SHOOT THE CRISIS PROMOTION FOR YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ZAMBIA…
Do you have an eye for the world around you? In 2020 we have suffered the Covid-19 pandemic, changing the world around us. Has the crisis affected you? Are you inspired by photography? If so, get creative and join the photo competition and stand a chance to win a Professional Camera…..
CANON EOS 600D CAMERA IS UP FOR GRABS! Send a picture that depicts how best we can stop the spread of Covid-19! Best picture wins. Post your PHOTO and CAPTION on Facebook in the comments on the Device Store’s post at:
DM the Facebook page 👉🏽 @THEDEVICESTOREZAMBIA with the hashtag #ShootTheCrisis. The deadline for submissions: 25th July 2020.
We will shortlist the top ten photos with the most ‘likes’ on Facebook and publish them for the world to see. The winner will be selected by a jury and announced after votes are closed. In conjunction with Mwebantu, Zambia’s leading Social media platform.
Chaminuka Art – Zambia’s largest private art collection goes online
Art@Chaminuka is an app designed to bring the Chaminuka Art Collection to life, by allowing guests to immerse themselves in the collection with the help of knowledge of each artifact, and a greater contextual understanding of the collection.
Chaminuka has launched their Art Application to the public and can be downloaded via Google Play Store or it can be accessed on the web at art.chaminuka.com
The QR Code scanner on the app allows you to get detailed information on each art piece when you visit the lodge. Simply scan the QR code on the art piece of your choice.
Chaminuka started out as the stately home of historian and author, Andrew Sardanis. The lodge’s design draws inspiration from a Zambian village and numerous guests including revered artists and historical figures have called it home, giving the lodge a rich history.
Set in an estate and nature reserve of 40 square kilometres and once listed on Forbes’ World’s Most Expensive Home, Chaminuka has a huge private collection of contemporary African paintings and sculpture as well as traditional artefacts – some one thousand pieces – acquired from all over Africa over a period of 50 years.
The collection spreads throughout the house, the guest suites and the gardens and highlights the African culture and way of life over the centuries.
You can marvel at the art and by special arrangement you can meet many of the artists in person. They can share their experiences with you and explain what motivates and inspires them.
50 Year old Archive…
The collection features the works of many of Zambia’s great artists such as Henry Tayali, Godfrey Setti, Patrick Mumba, Patson Lombe, Shadreck Simukanga, Enock Ilunga, Raphael Mutulikwa, Stary Mwaba, Mulenga Chafilwa, Stephen Kapata, Peter Maibwe, and the renowned sculptor Flinto Chandia and more….
TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD APP:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chaminuka.art&fbclid=IwAR3AoAmcskZNurZbHyItvqYrM5adEXfXZgmifwzgrRENbCrGCtOE6Iu6OFw
Coming soon to iOS Apple Store…
Einstein Solutions, a Lusaka based Zambian web & software solutions provider is the developer of the Chaminuka art app and websites. To get in touch with them visit www.einstein.co.zm or call +26 097 778 0795
Unicaf University Zambia has the honour to invite you to the Virtual Open Lecture
Transformational Leadership – Maintaining a Competitive Edge in the Global Workplace
- With Daisy Kopolo Executive Coach, Trainer, Business Development and Strategy Professional
- On thursday, the 25th of June 2020 at 3:30 pm
The lecture will be given online, through Zoom. A limited number of people can attend the virtual lecture, so, in order to ensure your place please register here.
About the lecture
The lecture will consider Transformational Leadership as a tool for deliberate, directed and empowering change, within the current global economic and political climate, with the effects of the pandemic, the weakened global economy and shifting power base, natural disasters and outbreaks of armed conflict and social unrest.
Zambia and Africa have been ready for positive change for many years now. However, before change manifests, the new leaders must emerge. Transformational leaders will be required to inspire and lead themselves, before they can inspire and leading others.
So, how can individuals, corporations and even nations build their competitive edge, how can they prepare for the global workplace of the future in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world of the post-pandemic era?
Ms Kopolo will attempt to answer all these questions in her online lecture.
About the lecture
Daisy Kopolo holds an MPhil in Management Coaching, an MBA and a Master’s in Marketing. She has 30 years of experience in business development, leading teams and driving growth in the public and private sector, consulting local and international organizations on business, management, leadership, logistics, education and finance.
People development through training, mentorship and coaching has been central to Daisy Kopolo’s career with an emphasis on Leadership for Africa.
She believes that, with vision and the right strategies, empowered African leaders can lead their economies to sustainable growth and can nurture the next generation of innovative minds on the continent.
Get more info by clicking here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9015878227247/WN_rGueoInzRYOj9DfO4dT4KQ