Samsung announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding
with the government of Ethiopia. This MOU is structured as a
co-operative partnership to develop infrastructure through IT solutions.
Samsung will provide "smart" platforms to enhance social welfare,
education, health, security and e-government. Additionally, Samsung will
establish a Samsung Engineering Academy in partnership with the
Department of Education in Ethiopia to further drive skills development
and transfer and create local technicians, with the possibility of job
placement after graduation in Samsung brand stores and service centres.
Samsung will appoint a Samsung executive to act as an Ethiopian National
Technical University adviser, to assist the academy and ensure
curriculum and development are mapped and executed accordingly. In
addition, Ethiopian students will join Samsung's Young Leader 100
programme, where outstanding young people from Ethiopia will have the
opportunity to go to Samsung's headquarters in Korea for six months
where they will be trained as future leaders.