TNM plc has donated MK3 million towards the ICT Association of Malawi (ICTAM) Lakeshore conference to be held from 6 to 7 October in Mangochi.
The conference is a platform for local innovators to showcase their latest innovations and will be attended by Malawi’s Vice President, Right Hon. Dr. Saulos Chilima as guest of honour.
TNM Chief Officer – Enterprise Services, Vishwajeet Deshmukh speaking during the cheque handover ceremony said that TNM as a company is working to play a role in the ICT transformation within Malawi. This has been necessitated by the diffusion of innovations and the current shift in technology; from analogue to digital.
He said ICTAM is also playing a similar role hence TNM’s decision to team up with the association in the innovation awards. “ICTAM is encouraging local innovators to do something significant and contribute to the country’s economic growth.” Deshmukh said.
TNM being a local company would also want to see Malawi produce more innovations. ICTAM president Wisely Phiri, said TNM is a major player in the ICT sector, and that ICTAM are confident that this partnership will encourage local innovators. The best innovation winner of this year’s ICT Innovation awards will attend the Commonwealth ICT Application Forum in Rwanda in 2018.
ICTAM’s ambition is to put Malawi on the world map, by doing something different and this resonates well with TNM’s strategic vision within the #TNMthinkDigital campaign. Some of the ICTAM innovation categories are agriculture, education and training, gender, youth and vulnerable groups, health care delivery, water and sanitation and the environment, among others.