Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, partnered with Orange Uganda of it Community Innovations Awards 2014 to award young android application developers at a colorful awards dinner held at Kampala Serena Hotel.
The awards organized by Orange since 2011 attract university level students to develop mobile apps that are relevant to community issues in the areas of health, education and agriculture.
Huawei donated approximately 65 pieces of Ascend Y330 Smartphones to the participants as platform for the innovative apps. ‘Developing local ICT talents though knowledge transfer initiatives are core in our CSR strategy for Uganda, Africa and globally.
As a global ICT leader, innovation, initiating and encouraging young innovators is both a responsibility and obligation for us.’ Mr. Radoslaw Kedzia the managing director of Huawei Uganda notes.
The Prime Minister of Uganda Hon Patrick Amama Mbabazi, also the guest of commended Orange Uganda for its initiatives that inspire change in the community through ICT innovations.’ My hope for our young innovators today is that this is just the beginning, your innovations will not only bring impact to Uganda but to the whole world,’ he adds.