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Provide affordable access to smart devices and cloud services

Access to technology -- particularly cloud services and smart devices can and will serve as a great accelerator for African competitiveness. The 4Afrika Initiative intends to help provide affordable access to smart devices – Windows devices, including PCs, slates, phones – for young Africans. Through the 'Mawingu' white spaces pilot, we are also working to improve access to the internet across Kenya and beyond. Last but not least, we are also working hard to facilitate access to free, relevant web services for African small and medium enterprises through financing, partnerships and smart sourcing.

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Huawei 4Afrika
As a first critical step toward increasing the adoption of smart devices, we’re thrilled to introduce the Huawei 4Afrika a full functionality Windows Phone 8 designed for Africa.
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Mawingu
To improve technology access, Microsoft has announced the deployment of a pilot project with the Kenyan Ministry of Information and Communications and Kenyan Internet Service Provider, Indigo Telecom Ltd. Learn more.
Empowering Enterprises
Many SMEs across Africa do not have the skills or capacity to bring their business online. Microsoft has launched a new online hub to help empower them.
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About our 3 focus areas

World-class skills
To accelerate capacity building and skills development, Microsoft has established the Afrika Academy world-class education platform leveraging online and offline learning tools to help Africans develop both technical and business skills for entrepreneurship and improved employability. Learn more.
Access
Access to technology particularly cloud services and smart devices can and will serve as a great accelerator for African competitiveness. The 4Afrika Initiative intends to help provide affordable access to smart devices to improve access to the internet in Africa broadly, and to facilitate access to free web services for small and medium businesses. Learn more.
Innovation
Microsoft wants to help ignite African Innovation for the continent and for the world. We are committed to working closely with African ISVs and developers to accelerate the development of highly relevant Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps by Africans, for Africa. Learn more.

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