Microsoft is planning to assist in giving ICT training to more than 45 million people in Africa by 2010.
Microsoft will also help the governments of countries in Africa to create sustainable economic growth. The company intends to use its already existing partnerships in the continent that include those in learning and unlimited potential education programmes to execute the project. Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates made the announement at the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Africa 2006 in South Africa. Both Mr Gates and former US President, Bill Clinton, highlighted the critical role ICT and public-private partnerships play to create change and a strong vibrant future across Africa and developing countries.