Cameroon and UNICEF target ICT

24 July 2023

Cameroon has partnered with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to accelerate the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in its primary and secondary schools.

A partnership agreement worth US$4.8 million was signed between the Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance (FEICOM) and the UN agency.

The project is currently being piloted in the Cameroonian municipalities of Bertoua I, Bertoua II, Garoua Boulai, Mandjou and Ngoura. It is expected to benefit 100,000 students, 1,000 teachers and 15 schools who will receive gadgets allowing them to access digital learning platforms.

This initiative is part of the actions undertaken by the Cameroonian government to promote the use of ICTs within Cameroonian society to make the country an upper-middle-income digital economy by 2035. Last January, the executive launched the project to accelerate digital transformation in Cameroon (PATNUC, 2022-2027) financed by the World Bank to the tune of $100 million.