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Tunisia: Microsoft supports digitization of local NGOs

A technology support program, called Microsoft Azure, is being made available to Tunisian NGOs by Microsoft Tunisia to help them take advantage of technology.

“The program focuses on three main areas: free access to technology and cash donations, training sessions to assist these NGOs in upgrading their human skills, and Networking sessions to strengthen The synergies between them, ” Mohamed Bridaa, General Manager of Microsoft Tunisia.

Bridaa, speaking at an information day organized at the Arab Institute of Business Leaders (IACE), on the theme “Digital transformation of NGOs in Tunisia”, said “this offer, which added to Microsoft Cloud Services made available to NGOs, is not exclusive and is open to any association that meets the criteria chosen, namely the actual existence of the association, compliance with the legal framework governing the associative fabric and an acceptable level of maturity.

However, priority will be given to associations whose actions fall within the framework of national priorities, such as employment, innovation, sustainable development…”

He added: “with the online availability of Azure for non-profit organizations, Microsoft now offers the industry’s most comprehensive grant program, with cloud services that empower these organizations to transform themselves digitally, to optimize their actions and increase their impact “.

Bridaa also said that “Microsoft Tunisia has succeeded in setting up this program thanks to the collaboration with several international donors and in particular GIZ, MEPI (Middle East Partnership Initiative), the Danish cooperation …”

During this meeting, associations were invited to give their testimonies and to share their experiences of technological cooperation with Microsoft Tunisia, including IACE, with whom Microsoft has been cooperating for more than 3 years and the INTILAQ association to promote the creation of companies and start-ups.

It was also part of Microsoft’s Public Cloud for Public Goods initiative, which will donate $ 1 billion over three years in the form of cloud computing resources for 70,000 non-profit organizations and NGOs around the world”.

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