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approach to improve young people ’ s employability , encourage innovative entrepreneurship and promote the local digital ecosystem .
The Orange Digital Centre in Guinea is completely operational and is fully functional to host several digital training and events . In addition , Orange Guinea , in partnership with universities , will train students for free and roll out Orange Digital Centre Clubs , extensions of the Orange Digital Centre within some universities in the regions . Thus , it will complement the education system to give as many people as possible access to new technologies and support them in using these technologies to their full extent .
Orange and the German Development Cooperation are working together as part of a development partnership within the develoPPP program , which the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit ( GIZ ) GmbH is implementing on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development ( BMZ ). The goal is to fulfil their shared vision , fostering youth employability while supporting sustainable growth and the country ’ s Digital Transformation . The programme is also working to advance gender equality and inclusion by promoting access for women and girls to ICT jobs .
This initiative is fully in line with our commitment as a responsible operator and focuses on the following sustainable development goals : ( SDG 4 ) quality education , ( SDG 5 ) gender equality , ( SDG 8 ) decent work and economic growth , ( SDG 9 ) industry ,
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