Abu Dhabi and Botswana have committed to a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide the framework for collaboration between the two countries in the development of a number of ICT capabilities.

In a move seen as a major coup for Botswana’s Information Communications and Technology sector, according to IT News Africa, the MoU between the two governments outlines a range of initiatives in terms of both ICT knowledge sharing and capacity building.

According to government officials in Botswana, the agreement also includes a commitment on both sides to develop electronic public services for the East African country.

Rashed Lahej Al-Mansoori, director general of the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), said:  “Abu Dhabi has an ambitious ICT vision and mandate that contributes to putting the UAE among the region’s top nations in ICT network readiness.”

The lettering of the MoU states that the two countries, “will share knowledge and expertise in the monitoring of productivity improvement and performance management, and will share skills transfer through attachments, programs and information exchanges.”

The agreement is expected to act as a further catalyst to continue the solid growth and development of Botswana’s ICT sector that has been observed over the past few years.