On 7 August 2017, Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Janina Kugel, Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, signed the Joint Declaration of Intent of the Make-IT Alliance at the Siemens Headquarter in Munich.
Mr. Silberhorn underlined the importance of ICT and the digital transformation for job creation in developing countries and especially in Africa. He welcomed Siemens as a new member of the Make-IT Alliance and thanked the members of the Alliance for their support and contributions.
Mrs. Kugel said Siemens had recognised that the company needs to be more active in Africa. Africa is a significant market and its local youth constitutes an important source of innovation, she said further.
Siemens is the 14th member of the Make-IT Alliance. What exactly Siemens will contribute to the Make-IT Initiative can be found in the Action Statement.
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