6th March 2017 Marked the official Kick-Off of the Corporate Services Corps in partnership with IBM facilitated by Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT).
The Corporate Service Corps is a global IBM initiative designed to provide small businesses, educational institutions and non-profit organizations in growth markets with sophisticated business consulting and skills development to help improve local conditions and foster job creation. IBM deploys teams of top employees from around the world representing IT, research, marketing, finance, and business development to growth markets for a period of one month. The employees work pro bono with local organizations and businesses on projects that intersect business, technology and society.
DOT’s partnership with IBM as a CSC NGO Implementation Partner commenced in Turkey in 2009 and has since expanded to encompass 12 countries: Turkey, China, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Mexico, UAE, Ethiopia, Angola, South Africa, Morocco, and Rwanda. Having worked on the ground with youth in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Indigenous Canada since 2002; and levering DOT’s knowledge of the target countries, the local communities and the decision-making dynamics; DOT has the local expertise and networks to target communities and create innovative, high-impact, and meaningful IBM-CSC deployments that address local socio-economic priorities.
The IBM and DOT will be working closely with WRDM for the next 4 weeks, to create new systems that will Register,Track,Evaluate and Fasten service delivery within the region.