École Supérieure Multinationale et Télécommunications

The birth of this University, in 1981, is the outcome of a successful regional cooperation between seven countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.

ESMT is located in Dakar, and its mission is to train engineers in the field of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). Those who graduate from the institution are mainly hired by telecommunication Operators, Regulators, authorities in charge of development policies in the sector of ICT, and Civil Society.

Being aware of the role of ICT in development of their countries, governments have integrated it in their programs of development, democracy consolidation, and poverty reduction. However ICT is not yet playing a full role in those countries, because of problems relating to its availability, accessibility, and affordability. The lack of trained human resources, equipped with the skills required for the design of ICT applications and their management is also a major problem for developing countries in general and sub-Saharan Africa in particular.

ESMT is seeking to help fill this gap by training, building capacities, and transmitting ICT skills.

In the project, ESMT will Co-define the technical & the functional architecture:

  • Study & adapt open source ASR in French and Wolof
  • Integrate the applicative parts on the platform for the Health pilot domain
  • Be responsible of the Run of the platform during the pilot