Huawei's Future Program 2.0 to Invest in Talent Development in the Operating Countries

Date : 8-Jul-2021
Location: Shenzhen


Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Huawei on Thursday announced its Seeds for the Future Program 2.0, through which Huawei plans to invest US$150 million in digital talent development over the next five years. This program is expected to benefit more than 3 million additional people.
  • The program is intended to help college students and young people improve their digital skills.
  • It was announced by Huawei's chairman, Mr. LIang Hua at the "Tech & Sustainability: Everyone's Included" forum, co-hosted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  • The forum was attended by representatives from Huawei, IUCN, the World Economic Forum, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), and Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), who discussed the role of technology in driving sustainability and building a more inclusive, eco-friendly world.


  • Initiated in 2008 in Thailand, the Seeds for the Future program is designed to inspire local talents and encourage seeds for the society to tackle digital challenges. The program has benefited more than 5,000 students across Asia Pacific.
  • Due to the pandemic, the program becomes fully online.


  • Liang Hua,Huawei's Chairman,said,Digital skills and literacy are not just the foundation for the digital economy; they are also a basic human right defined by the United Nations.
  • Jay Chen, Vice President of Huawei Asia Pacific,said,Huawei plans to cultivate more than 40,000 ICT talent in the next five years through multiple programs including Seeds for the Future in the region.
    • The access to education is vital for creating opportunities that support sustainable and fair development.


  • Huawei is committed to helping develop digital talent in the countries where it operates. In 2008, Huawei began to roll out talent development programs, through scholarships, technology competitions, and digital skills training, and has invested more than US$150 million in these programs. Huawei has since benefited more than 1.54 million people from over 150 countries.
  • According to a 2020 report by UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), about 2.2 billion people aged 25 years or younger still lack internet connections at home

Digital skills and literacy are basic human rights
Digital skills and literacy are basic human rights

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