March 2018 – ModelSis was coopted by the Ministry of Communication, Telecommunications, Posts and Digital Economy of Senegal among exhibitors at the Digital Forum staged on March 15th 2018 at the initiative of the President’s Office with the view to boosting the sector.
This event held at the International Conference Center of Dakar (CICAD) saw the participation of several Start-ups, IT companies, donors and partners. Also attending the Forum was a big number of young people, about 200 students hailing from all around the country who exchanged views with the Head of State on the spin-offs of the expansion of digital technologies in Senegal and the place that should be granted to young enterprises active in the IT domain in general.
Among other decisions, the Head of State promised to “lower the Internet access costs in a move to develop the required skills and give a boost to creativeness and innovation.” This decision came to complement the establishment of a Delegation of Rapid Entrepreneurship (DER) that will provide funding to the tune of 1 billion CFA francs for Senegal Startups.
As an exhibitor, ModelSis demonstrated to President Macky Sall several systems and tools developed for the public administration, mainly a mobile control tool intended for security forces.