Alibaba Group and the Rwandan government collaborated to launch a training program for students to learn cross-border e-commerce. The training program will last for the next four years.
This collaboration will facilitate the exportation of additional Rwandan products to China via the Rwanda Development Board (RDB). Alibaba’s New Retail-powered supermarket chain, Freshippo will leverage the MOU with RDB to import Rwandan chilli across its 150 stores in China.
As part of the collaboration, Rwanda has renewed its membership in the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) for another three years. Rwanda was the first African country to join eWTP. The platform is an Alibaba-led initiative that leverages eCommerce to bridge the gap in global trade for SMEs.
Alibaba Group will through the Alibaba Business School, train Rwandan students in a four-year undergraduate program in international business and cross-border e-commerce. About 24 students will be granted admission on the 20th of September, 2019. The entire program will be funded by the Higher Education Council of Rwanda and Alibaba.
This collaboration is one of Alibaba’s venture with the Rwandan government. The Group entered into a partnership with the government of Rwanda to support the growth of the digital economy in Africa and also open up Alibaba Business School’s to train e-commerce talent among Rwandan teachers in 2017.
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