Smart Africa and GITEX AFRICA have entered into a partnership agreement to facilitate a ministerial training and the Council of African ICT Agencies (CAITA) event. Taking place from May 31st to June 2nd, 2023, in Marrakesh, Morocco, GITEX AFRICA is recognized as the largest tech and startup event in Africa. The agreed-upon deliverables include venue provision, participant invitations and enhancing visibility for the event.

The Council of African IT Agencies (CAITA) is the latest organ meeting of Smart Africa, comprising IT agencies from Smart Africa member states, established to promote collaboration and cooperation in the field of Information Technology across the African continent. The Council serves as a platform for member states IT agencies to share knowledge, resources and best practices in IT development and implementation with the aim of advancing technology in Africa.

As part of the partnership, Smart Africa, in collaboration with Thunderbird School of Global Management and Africa Digital Academy, is organizing a Ministerial training on the sidelines of GITEX AFRICA. The training, conducted through the Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA), aims to equip Africa's public sector with the necessary skills to become global leaders in the fourth industrial revolution. Titled "Innovative Governance for the Digital Age," the training will prioritize four key areas: equity and inclusivity, agile governance, digital transformation and the automation of government administration.

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