The Zambian government and Chinese ICT giant Huawei have entered into a partnership to boost digital skills and develop young people into leaders of innovation. The program also seeks to support and accelerate Zambia’s digital transformation for social and economic benefits, Huawei said. Under the partnership, patronage will provide ICT training to 5,000 students and 50 instructors across institutions in Zambia, construct a premier digital innovation hub to act as a center of excellence for ICT, and establish a Digital Innovation Scholarship Fund under the patronage of Zambian President, benefitting 50 students each year over the next four years. Huawei President for Southern Africa Region Leo Chen said acquiring skills and talent development sit at the center of ICT development, which plays a critical role in transforming an economy.