The University of Ngaoundéré and the GIZ are committed to promoting digitisation in the Far North of Cameroon
On 11 June 2019, the Rector of the University of Ngaoundéré, Professor Uphie Chinje Melo, travelled to Yaoundé to sign the partnership agreement between the University of Ngaoundéré and two GIZ programmes in Cameroon: the Rural Development Support Programme (PADER) and the Municipal Development Support Programme (PRADEC).
With this signature, the two ICZM programmes and the University commit to work together to strengthen local actors in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The university will collaborate with both programs in two specific areas. For PADER, the aim will be to support the adapted use of ICTs in order to enhance the acquisition, exchange and processing of information relevant to agro-pastoral activities.
For PRADEC, the collaboration will promote capacity building of Multipurpose Community Telecentres (TCPs) and local administrations for the provision of digital services, highlighting existing and future synergies between the University of Ngaoundéré and the two GIZ programmes.