Friday, December 3, 2021

Jumia joins UNICEF plans to connect Internet to Schools across Africa

Jumia has today announced it is joining UNICEF in a partnership to support Giga’s work in connecting every school to the internet, and every young person to information, opportunity and choice. Giga is part of UNICEF’s Reimagine Education initiative, which aims to connect all children and young people to world-class digital learning solutions by 2030.

Jumia says it will share anonymised data that will help map school locations and connectivity across key Giga countries. According to information shared in a press release, the e-commerce platform’s data science capacity will offer Giga insights into the economy benefits of increased connectivity helping to make the case for increase public and private investments in Africa.

Here in Kenya, Jumia and Giga will be working on two prototypes for digital payment mechanisms that can be used to make school connectivity procurement more transparent and efficient.

“Jumia’s in-depth knowledge of markets across Africa will help Giga pinpoint both demands for connectivity and the economic benefits that it can bring,” said Thomas Davin, Director, Office of Innovation at UNICEF. “Partnerships with African companies like Jumia help UNICEF to tailor its approach to local circumstances, making our work on behalf of children and young people more effective.”

“We believe that technology can transform lives in Africa for the better. Through {our} unique local expertise, we are happy to support UNICEF and Giga’s work by leveraging data across all our countries in the continent to enable learning institutions in Africa to have access to the internet”, said Juliet Anammah, Jumia Group Chief Sustainability Officer.

Around half of the world’s population still has no meaningful access to the Internet. UNICEF and Jumia are committed to addressing this digital divide, which has widened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Giga has already mapped over 1 million schools and their connectivity around the world and has connected over 3,000 schools.

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