Alibaba to unveil eCommerce class for Rwandan students this September
Alibaba is making its ground to launch an undergraduate program in September this year to enrol students from Rwanda, a central African country that is building a knowledge-based economy.
The Alibaba Business School said its "International Business Cross-border eCommerce" class will enrol 30 students this year, who will spend four years in Hangzhou, where China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is based, studying subjects including the Internet, international trade and cross-border e-commerce.
The project is a key part of the agreement signed last year between the Rwandan government and Alibaba to build the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP). The eWTP initiative was proposed by Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba, in 2016. It aims to promote public-private dialogue to improve policy and business environment to enable small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in cross-border electronic trade, as reported by Xinhua.
Rwanda, which aims to become a regional hub of information communication technology, was the first African country to launch the eWTP.