Thanks to GCC - Alibaba Cloud ACADEMY enters the African Arena in 50 countries of the Continent
Press Release Africa
Announcement for the Deal
1st April, 2021
Dakar, Senegal; Antananarivo, Madagascar, 1st April, 2021
Thanks to Gamecampcities the 360 Gaming Agency :
Alibaba Cloud ACADEMY enters the African Arena in 50 countries
of the Continent
Gamecampcities – the 360 Gaming Agency (GCC) in Dakar, Senegal, under the lead of Kofi Sika Latzoo, its Founder and Global Creative Director, started to develop a business relationship with Alibaba Cloud the day the team from Dakar in Senegal bought the domain name for MUSEL, an intercontinental media-start up created in 2019 showcasing and advising the digitization in the art sector.
Back then, GCC first contacted James Fitzgerald, an American expert based in Xixi campus in Hangzhou, China and working as a senior training specialist for Alibaba Cloud Academy in China. Since then the team of GCC and James Fitzgerald together with Alibaba Cloud Academy 's solution architect Yan Zhang plus two of his chinese colleagues have been building up a very good partnership :
GCC learned how Alibaba cloud teams are working and Fitzgerald received visibility for his expertise at Kedge Business School, Bordeaux, France, as a key speaker during Kofi Sika Latzoo’s olympics lecture in design for esports.
GCC immediately understood how powerful, secure and affordable the offer of Alibaba Cloud is regarding trainings and certifications. Alibaba Cloud has no data center in Africa. These are the reasons why as a second step, GCC began trying to bring Alibaba Cloud to the African market.
,, It was rather difficult for us to attract and deal with the global team of Alibaba Cloud. In Europe f.ex. their unique data center is in Frankfurt, Germany“, says Kofi Sika Latzoo.
" We started the journey of our collaboration with the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar, because our country lead for Madagascar within our GCC-team is also the collaborator for culture, sports and esport department at this important African university. By the way, his name is Rapelanoro Rabenja Tovo A aka Tovolah , the famous pioneer malagasy hip hop artist and a certified gamification consultant accredited by german government agency 's GIZ ".
Then COVID-19 arrived in the world and slowed down this new and interesting working process with the University of Antananarivo which would have been the very first partner institution to work with. This circumstance however, pushed the global team to have a closer look at the whole region and made all universities and colleges in 50 countries of Africa available for this academic cooperation 's deal.
On 15th March 2021 Professor RAVELOMANANA Mamy 's, President of Antananarivo University and his team RAKOTONASY Herinjaka Solonantenaina (IPURD Director - Institute of University Pedagogy for Research and Development), RANDRIANARISOA Rina (Technical Advisor to the President of the University) signed this very important academic cooperation partnership putting Madagascar as the first country in Africa to include Alibaba Cloud Academy entire curriculum on Big Data, Aspara cloud management and E-commerce knowledge from alibaba.com platform to the university‘s program making ready it students for a post covid era future with free dedicated servers, both for educators and students.
" This agreement between Alibaba Cloud and Gamecampcities, powered by the University of Antananarivo, will be presented during the E-SAINA Academic E-SPORT AFRICA SUMMIT in May 2021," Kofi Sika Latzoo says.
The Alibaba Xixi Campus
About Alibaba Cloud :
Alibaba Cloud is the Cloud Computing arm and one of the business units of Alibaba Group, partner of Olympic Council of Asia and IESF ( International e-Sports Federation ).
Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of global cloud computing services to help and empower businesses to grow. Alibaba Cloud is the No. 1 among the largest public cloud service providers in Asia and is the No. 3 among the largest cloud service providers worldwide. 2.3 milion customers globally are using Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba Cloud is the IOC's official cloud services partner and launched OBS Cloud, with the Olympic Broadcasting Services, in September 2018, to help enhance viewers enjoyment of the Olympics. When Alibaba Group became a top sponsor it reportedly signed a 12-year contract worth $800 million (£584 million/€656 million).
About Gamecampcities 360 Gaming Agency :
Gamecampcities is a pioneering 360 Gaming agency in Africa advising brands , enterprises , governments and educational structures about to gamify their processes and use gaming for engage youth to innovate. With more than 100 events produced on the continent impacting more than 500 000 gamers with a network of more than 10 countries. The creative and innovative agency worked already with brands like Samsung , Microsoft , Coca-cola , Orange Telecom , Airtel Telecom , USA & France embassies , Government of Québec , Government of Germany ( GIZ / BMZ ) , ITP Media Middle East UAE , NEOM Smart city , UBA Bank , University of Dallas - Texas , Goethe Institutes Senegal, Togo and South Africa, French institutes Senegal , Gabon using esport and gaming.
About the University of Antananarivo:
With more than 10 000 students , the University is the primary public university of Madagascar, located in the capital Antananarivo. It traces its founding to 16 December 1955 and the formation of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Antananarivo. The University of Antananarivo runs the Museum of Arts and Archaeology. The Institute of Higher Education of Soavinandriana Itasy and the Institute of Higher Education of Antsirabe Vakinankaratra are its two regional branches.
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