Posted by: Morocco World News

Pune-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will be helping Morocco to set up a Centre for Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT), Indian newspaper, the Indian Express reported.

Mobashar Jawed Akbar, Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), announced the decision, the source said, adding that as part of the joint venture, the C-DAC will initially provide training to Morocco’s IT experts in India before the services are expanded to a center in Casablanca.

Pune is the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai.

“The agreement comes as part of the MEA’s collaborations with Morocco. C-DAC will train the IT professionals in India and they, in turn, will extend the training to others at the newly-established CEIT. We will also design IT-based programs and courses for them,” Hemant Darbari, C-DAC Director General  told the Indian Express.

For more than six decades, the two countries have been partnering to address various issues.

Highlighting the growing importance of IT, Akbar said that governments today need to double its response to people’s needs, particularly the young.

“So, we need to develop technology that can be used to reinvent the government as an efficient platform offering incorruptible services. Along with this, we need to see how an ecosystem can be created to help people and governments engage in this fast-changing environment,” the minister stated.

Earlier, the C-DAC had signed similar IT-based collaboration agreements with Vietnam, Kazakhstan, and Armenia.