The Gambia government has chosen an UAE AI and big data analytics company, Presight, as its strategic partner to bolster the digital transformation efforts in the country.

The Abu Dhabi-based company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Gambia’s Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (MOCDE) during the Gitex Africa 2024 in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

Presight has been tasked with building and maintaining Gambia’s national communications infrastructure. 

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, reports Arabian Business News.

Dr Adel Al Sharji, COO of Presight, commented: “This agreement marks a significant step towards building a robust digital ecosystem that will empower Gambia’s citizens and businesses. We are excited to contribute towards Gambia’s digital transformation which involves the creation of a secure, efficient, and inclusive digital infrastructure.”

Lamin Camara, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy added: “We believe that Presight is the right partner for us considering their incredible achievements, and formidable experience in the areas of digital transformation, technology advancement and innovation.”

Gambia’s digital infrastructure

The two organisations will embark on a two-phased collaboration to enhance digital services and cybersecurity measures across the country.

The first phase will focus on the development of digital government services and a national digital identity initiative, both of which are crucial for improving public service delivery and ensuring secure, streamlined access to government resources.

Presight will also help create and support the establishment of a national data centre, which will serve as the backbone for the country’s digital initiatives.

The second phase of the collaboration will see the establishment of a national safety operations centre, designed to safeguard Gambia’s digital infrastructure against potential threats.

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