Driven by this core belief we strive to reach the most vulnerable, marginalised, underserved communities and members of society without leaving anyone behind.
MTN can only flourish when the communities and ecosystems in which it operates are healthy. In all we do, we strive to leverage our core capabilities to enable the socio-economic development of the communities within which we operate.
In alignment with the African Union’s Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa and MTN’s Ambition 2025 strategy, we have launched MTN’s Skills Academy as part of the shift in our Corporate Social Investment focus. Our approach to CSI is to systematically address job creation, enhance competitiveness and drive inclusive growth through Digital Skills for Digital Jobs. The Digital Skills for Digital Jobs programmatic approach, which informs the MTN Skills Academy, is anchored on multi-stakeholder partnerships with global and African-based organisations.
The MTN Skills Academy aims to provide access to digital and financial skills training across Africa. By bridging the gap between high demand and low supply, we aim to increase digital skills among young Africans, and increase employment opportunities. We do so while ensuring that we maintain an emphasis on addressing National priority areas aligned with the National Development Plan of each of our markets.
We believe that our vision to build sustainable societies can believe achieved through partnership and collaboration, helping in the realisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
MTN adheres to a culture of sound ethical business conduct in creating shared value, supported by various policies internally. Our policy position statements provide various stakeholders with a summary of our stance on key sustainability issues.
Reaching the most vulnerable members of society
As one of the largest digital providers on the continent our footprint in youthful markets is far greater than any other provider globally. Digital solutions are essential to addressing the challenges of youth empowerment, digital skills development, and job creation. Our youth empowerment focused on scholarships, capacity building, the promotion of ICT skills and access to digital content, as well as entrepreneurship.
National priority areas
Our approach to CSI is to systematically address job creation, enhance competitiveness and drive inclusive growth. We do so while ensuring that we maintain an emphasis on addressing National priority areas aligned with the National Development Plan of each of our markets. Our approach is underpinned primarily by UN Sustainable Development Goals.
To guarantee that everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life, we ensure that men and women benefit equally from ICT. This assists in reducing inequalities which exist in society. We actively strive to ensure that girls and women have the necessary skills and knowledge to understand, develop content, participate in and benefit fully from ICTs and their applications.
Y’ello Hope implements initiatives that support communities in response to disaster/humanitarian/pandemic prevention, relief and recovery.