Face­book trains 7,000 women busi­nesses in SSA

The Punch - - ICT CLINIC -

FAce­book says trained over 7,000 women-owned busi­nesses in dig­i­tal skills across sub-sa­ha­ran Africa in 2019.

The global tech gi­ant, while high­light­ing some of its in­vest­ments across Sub­sa­ha­ran Africa in 2019, said it also ex­panded third-party factcheck­ing to 10 African coun­tries.

Face­book its in­vest­ment in SSA was an ex­pres­sion of its com­mit­ted to giv­ing peo­ple the power to build com­mu­nity and bring the world closer to­gether.

Through­out the year, it said there were sig­nif­i­cant sup­port and in­vest­ments into grow­ing the ecosys­tem of devel­op­ers, en­trepreneur­s, cre­atives, and many other com­mu­ni­ties.

In an in­fo­graphic tagged ‘2019 Year in re­view’, Face­book said in Nige­ria, it un­veiled Dubawa as our 3rd part­ner in its third-party fact-check­ing pro­gramme.

The tech com­pany said it also part­nered with main­one in Nige­ria to build and op­er­ate more than 750kilo­me­tres ter­res­trial fi­bre in­fra­struc­ture to pro­vide metro fi­bre con­nec­tiv­ity to more than one mil­lion peo­ple in edo and ogun States.

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