Phase One is committed to providing modern, platform and cloud based solutions to the African continent. In this effort, Phase One has signed a groundbreaking, exclusive alliance agreement with Africare, the largest Africa-centric NGO on the continent. This alliance agreement is designed to add information and communication technology (ICT) as a core service offering that Africare can provide to the 20 nations that it currently serves. The marriage of Africare's local knowledge, and Phase One's technical solutions capability, will greatly enhance how solutions are designed and delivered. The alliance has taken shape as Africare ICT, a new arm within the Africare family.
Africare's almost entirely African staff has an unparalleled knowledge of the continent – its challenges and opportunities. To ensure institutional strengthening and capacity building, Africare programs emphasize active community participation and partnerships with local organizations.
Information and communications technology (ICT) can significantly increase the rate at which nations are strengthened and capacity is built. More effective national systems and better access to critical data will spur investment and propel national economies. Today, Africa is experiencing an information technology explosion that will drive the growth and prosperity of many African nations.
Africare ICT will harness the great opportunities afforded by ICT, building upon existing systems and leveraging local talent and resources to accelerate development in crucial sectors like health care and education. Africare ICT will work with local organizations to better understand country-specific needs and make recommendations for how ICT can be used to meet those needs rapidly. Africare ICT will then implement the information and communications solutions in-country, greatly benefiting from local knowledge and Africare's trusted country presence.
The Africare ICT brand is immediately viable through the alliance with Phase One. As a global provider of IT solutions, Phase One has the expertise and available solutions to deliver what is needed in country. In fact, many of the solutions Phase One has developed on other continents can be applied with great impact in Africa.
As Africare ICT embarks on this challenging mission, follow us for updates on our progress. To stay up to date, follow @Africare, @AfricareICT and @PhaseOneCG and visit the Africare ICT website. Exciting things are ahead!
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Africare is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities. Since 1970, Africare has benefited tens of millions of men, women and children through thousands of projects across 36 countries in Africa by integrating our community-based core expertise with our technical specialties of Agriculture and Health, and always prioritizing the cross-cutting themes of Economic Development; Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Women’s Empowerment; and Youth Engagement. Visit www.africare.org for more information.
ABOUT PHASE ONE
Phase One is a global provider of technology solutions that enhance governance, enable services to citizens, and empower commercial enterprises. Having worked on some of the globe’s most challenging and visible projects, Phase One has become a trusted brand sought after to help solve complex challenges using modern technologies. As a leader in IT planning, agile development, and Platform-as-a-Service applications, Phase One is focused on implementing modern technologies that enable modern societies. Visit www.pocg.com for more information.