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Cisco is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet. Cisco inspires new possibilities by reimagining your applications, securing your data, transforming your infrastructure, and empowering your teams for a global and inclusive future.

Cisco’s purpose is to “Power and Inclusive Future for All”. To help achieve our purpose, we act boldly and deliberately to drive fairness, inclusion for our people, and equitable access to opportunity for our global communities. An inclusive future helps ensure a sustainable and regenerative future for our planet.

Across Africa the small business sector is a critical component of every economy, and is a major source of  employment that drives economic growth. Cisco’s goal is to enable Small Medium and Micro Enterprises to accelerate their growth by ensuring they get access to world class technology.

The Cisco innovation hubs, EDGE are funded through the Cisco Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) Program that aims for a digital transformation from the inside out. A comprehensive initiative, CDA works to enable smart cities, provide national broadband, increase cybersecurity, as well as prepare citizens with IT skills and education. It is now more important than ever for Cisco to use its knowledge and technologies to provide internet access for those without.

The EDGE (Experience, Design, Go-to-Market, Earn) innovation hubs are located across Africa and offers Incubation programs creating next- gen Cisco partners, Innovation through our Cisco Developer Network and driving digital skills through Cisco’s Networking Academy. The hub provide small-and-medium enterprise (SMME) businesses with state-of-the-art Cisco communication and collaboration technology with access to global industry experts on demand. The centres focus on topics that are relevant to the local economy.
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