Samsung will provide the government with five Smart Government Solutions - Smart Education, Smart Job creation, Smart e-Government, Smart Safe Community and Smart Healthcare.
The deal was signed following a visit by a delegation led by minister of affairs Dr Tewodros Adehanom to the Samsung Electronics Suwon Digital City.
A Samsung Engineering Academy will also be launched in partnership with the Ethiopian Department of Education.
“All these solutions have been implemented in countries across Africa, all at different stages of development. Samsung has the ability to tailor make these solutions based on real customer requirements, across Africa, and certainly this MOU with the Ethiopian Government will allow us to do exactly that – helping them meet their broader vision for the country,” said Taehyub Lee, senior vice president of Global Policy & Relations Team at Samsung Electronics.
“It is going to be win-win strategy between Africa and Korea to provide mutual opportunity to both parties. We are determined to showcase how the public sector in Africa can benefit from our technology, especially in terms of improving operational efficiencies, cost effectiveness and streamlining engagement with the citizens of the country and look forward to working closely with the Ethiopian government.”
A Samsung executive will act as Ethiopian National Technical University adviser, while some Ethiopian students will be picked to join Samsung’s Young Leader 100 programme for the opportunity to visit the company’s headquarters in Korea for training.