Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Kostas Fragogiannis’ visit and business mission to Libya (03-04.10.2021)

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Kostas Fragogiannis, heading the first European business mission to Libya which is under reconstruction, carried out a two-day working visit on October 3rd and 4th. in Tripoli, which was his second visit in the last three months. The Deputy Minister was accompanied by the Secretary General for International Economic Affairs and Openness and President of Enterprise Greece, Ioannis Smyrlis and the Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy, Ioannis Chrysoulakis.

The Deputy Minister along with the Prime Minister of Libya, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh inaugurated the 11th “Libya Build” International Construction Fair, where Greece participates with a national pavilion. “The presence of a Greek pavilion at the most important building and construction international fair in Libya, is a message from Greece, to the Libyan authorities and the business communities of the two countries, that the time is right to launch many mutually beneficial collaborations,” Mr. Fragogiannis said following the opening of the Fair and the Greek pavilion.

The Deputy Minister also addressed the first Greek-Libyan business forum, during which a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Enterprise Greece and the Libyan Investment Authority.

Mr. Fragogiannis met with the Libyan Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kalil Issa, and he reiterated the Greek position for a Libya standing on its own two feet, without foreign dependencies. He underscored that Greece is willing to help in this direction. He also stressed the need for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya, while he signaled that Greece strongly supports the holding of elections on December 24.

The Deputy Minister then met with the Libyan Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for International Economic Cooperation, Mr. El Ketty, where they both agreed on the need to deepen trade and economic relations between the two countries.

During the meeting with the Libyan Minister of Transport, Mr. Mohammed Elsh’houbi, the common will was expressed for the resumption of the air and sea connectivity between Greece and Libya, while the possibility of providing training and technical assistance to the Libyan Coast Guard was also discussed.

Accompanied by Greek entrepreneurs who are active in the health sector, the Deputy Minister also met with the Libyan Minister of Health, Mr. Ali Zenati, with whom they explored ways in which Greece can support the reconstruction and development of Libya in the sectors of health and welfare. Besides, Greece, as Mr. Fragogiannis stressed, has demonstrated in practice its solidarity with the Libyan society, responding positively to the needs of addressing the coronavirus pandemic by sending 200,000 vaccines.

Finally, on the sidelines of the official meetings, the Greek delegation had contacts with members of the Greek community and Greek entrepreneurs in Libya.

Singapore to Leverage the Global Cyber Alliance’s IoT Threat Analytics Platform

GCA’s Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem provides early warnings on IoT cyberattacks

SINGAPORE and NEW YORK, Oct. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has announced that it will partner with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) to leverage the capabilities of GCA’s Automated IoT Defence Ecosystem (AIDE) platform to monitor and address IoT threats and safeguard the cybersecurity of the IoT space. The project will be the first large-scale application of the AIDE platform.

The global number of IoT devices is expected to rise to more than 50 billion by 2030. This presents a huge attack surface for malicious actors, which may lead to consequences like the theft of personal data and the disruption of services using IoT devices as botnet nodes to conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. There is a need to proactively watch for global IoT threats and attack data, so that nations can be better prepared before the next wave of botnet attacks hit their shores.

The IoT threat analytics platform can provide CSA visibility on the types of IoT-related cyber threats that may affect the country’s cyberspace. The insights from the platform allow partners to put in place policies and technical measures to safeguard against threat vectors through the conduit of IoT devices. The result is a better prepared and safer IoT cyberspace.

“The use of IoT devices is growing exponentially. CSA has introduced several initiatives to improve IoT security, including the world’s first multi-level labelling scheme for consumer IoT devices— the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme. This latest initiative —our partnership with GCA on AIDE— will help us be better prepared against potential IoT attacks. Cybersecurity is a team sport where everyone has a part to play. CSA will continue to work with stakeholders to look for ways in building a more resilient and secure IoT space,” said Mr. David Koh, Commissioner of Cybersecurity and Chief Executive of CSA.

GCA’s AIDE ecosystem is a central component of the project. This large repository of IoT threat intelligence relies on a globally distributed honeyfarm and on data feeds from partners.

According to Mr. Philip Reitinger, President and CEO of GCA, “This is a unique opportunity to increase GCA’s international collaboration and expand our network of partners, from cybersecurity agencies and large internet players to academia and research institutions. This project —and CSA’s support as a whole— is a crucial milestone in our roadmap for the AIDE ecosystem and in our long-term vision on IoT cybersecurity. The fact that this effort is happening in Singapore, a global flagship for technology, will pave the way to expand the initial scope of the project to other international smart cities.”

To learn more about AIDE visit:

About the Global Cyber Alliance
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to reducing cyber risk and improving our connected world. We achieve our mission by uniting global communities, implementing concrete solutions, and measuring the effect. GCA, a 501(c)(3) in the US and a non-profit in the UK and Belgium, was founded in September 2015 by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the City of London Police, and the Center for Internet Security. Learn more at

Contact at GCA:
Alejandro Fernández-Cernuda Díaz
Director of Engagement, Internet Integrity Program

West Africa Media Excellence Awards 2021: List of Finalists

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has announced the list of finalists for the 2021 edition of the prestigious West Africa Media Excellence Awards (WAMECA 2021).

This year’s event, the 5th edition, will be held on Friday, October 22, at the Alisa Hotel, Accra, Ghana and will be graced by media experts, high-level personalities and delegates from sub-regional bodies and civil society groups.

The event will host West Africa’s foremost media defence lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, as Guest of Honour. The renowned human rights lawyer will present the award to the overall best journalist in West Africa.

The 2021 West Africa Media Excellence Awards received 711 entries from 14 countries in West Africa. The five-member jury after a thorough review of the entries shortlisted 21 finalists from five countries.

The shortlisted finalists for WAMECA 2021 are:

SOW Daouda, Médi1 TV, Senegal

Chinedu Asadu, The Cable, Nigeria

Sawadogo Delvende Elza Sandrine Clotilde, L’Economiste du Faso, Burkina Faso

Caleb Ojewale, BusinessDay, Nigeria

Gideon Sarpong, iWatch Africa, Ghana

Chijioke Arinze Gideon, Ripples Nigeria, Nigeria

Emmanuel Kwasi Debrah, Multimedia Group Limited, Ghana

Niyi Oyedeji, The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Nigeria

Kingbewe Yao Hervé, Banouto, Benin

Olugbenga Adanikin, The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Nigeria

Ibrahima Olou Ndiaye, Ouestaf News, Senegal

Araba Koomson, Multimedia Group Limited, Ghana

Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim, Edutorial, Nigeria

Hakeem Onapajo and Jelili Adebiyi, The Republic, Nigeria

Samad Uthman, Dataphyte, Nigeria

Seth Kwame Boateng, Multimedia Group Limited, Ghana

Chikodi Okereocha, The Nation, Nigeria

Kwetey Nartey, Multimedia Group Limited, Ghana

Alfred Olufemi, PREMIUM TIMES, Nigeria

Jesusegun Alagbe, The Punch Newspapers, Nigeria

The winners for the various categories including the West African Journalist of the Year will be announced at the Awards event.

All finalists will receive a Certificate of Merit. Ultimate winners will receive plaques, certificates and cash prizes.

All 21 finalists will also be inducted as fellows of the MFWA’s Journalism for Change Network and will be offered regular training opportunities both locally and internationally to enhance their capacity to influence positive change in society through journalism.

West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA 2021) is supported by MTN-Ghana, the US Embassy in Ghana, US-based William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Open Society Institute for West Africa (OSIWA), and Stanbic Bank Ghana. The event is also supported by about 65 media partners across West Africa.

Join the  2021 West Africa Media Excellence Awards by registering here. Also, follow the event on all our social media pages.

For more details on the event, visit

Contact Abigail Larbi-Odei (+233244867074) and Kwaku Krobea Asante (+233249484528) for media interviews.

Atos becomes 01Talent’s technology partner in Africa to identify, train and connect the digital talent of tomorrow to jobs

Press Release

Atos becomes 01Talent‘s technology partner in Africa to identify, train and connect the digital talent of tomorrow to jobs

Praia (Cape Verde) and Paris (France) – October 6, 2021 – Atos and 01Talent announce the launch of a strategic partnership to support the acceleration of the digital transformation in Africa, by enabling the dissemination of a high-quality, innovative and inclusive training program on the continent.

01Talent’s ambition is to identify, train and connect one million high-level developers to the professional world by 2035. Through this partnership, 01Talent will be able to draw on Atos’ technological resources to support the many projects underway.

In order to complete the pan-African campaign designed to identify future digital talent, 01Talent, in partnership with the Didier Drogba Foundation and UCLG Africa (United Cities and Local Governments Africa), will rely on a technological platform developed by Atos to host cognitive tests.

These online tests will be mini-games accessible to all, requiring no prior coding experience. They will provide a measure of the cognitive skills, creativity and motivation of candidates, and to identify high-potential profiles who could not have been spotted by traditional education systems.

The students of the future “Zone01”, selected this way by the tests, will be trained for 2 years to become high-level creative “Full Stack” developers, with a job at stake.

Zone01 Cabo-Verde, will be the first “Zone01” collective intelligence zone on the African continent, and is scheduled to open at Praia Techno Park in Cape Verde, early 2022. 200 young talent from Cape Verde and from 26 other African partner countries will be welcomed in this “Zone01”and will be supplied with laptops by Atos. This first “Zone01” will be the foundation for the deployment of the education program which aims to create more than 200 “Zone01” on the African continent.

Atos will also mobilize its employees around the world through a mentoring program to share expertise and give personal guidance to the students. This will give Atos an opportunity to create ties with Zone01 talent, and to hire many students during and after their training.

It has also been agreed that Atos will develop within the educational platform, a curriculum to improve and develop the skills of its employees, in immersion with the students of the future “Zone01”.

With this partnership, we reaffirm Atos’ ambition to support the dynamics of the economic, social and environmental transformation of the African continent through training in digital skills. 01Talent’s particularly inclusive and innovative educational offer is a concrete expression of this ambition, and we are proud to be able to support its deployment. This is an important step in the development of a digital sector in Africa” commented Nourdine Bihmane, EVP and Director of Growing Markets at Atos.

We are very happy to give life to a partnership that will allow us to support and integrate the most promising digital talents into Atos’ teams. Atos and 01Talent share the same values and the same goal: to develop human capital through an inclusive and sustainable approach in order to facilitate the digital and social transition of the African continent,” adds David Sultan, Vice President of 01Talent in charge of Global Operations.

Atos in Africa is fully mobilized to ensure the success of the student selection campaign and to continue this collaboration over the long term. At a time when the continent is going digital, attracting talent is becoming a major strategic focus for our development,” adds Alpha Barry, Director of Atos in Africa.

After Cape Verde, Atos and 01Talent will develop their partnership with the opening of new “Zone01” on the African continent, in particular in Senegal.

Photo: left to right: David Sultan, Global COO (01Talent); Nourdine Bihmane, EVP and Director of Growing Markets (Atos); Deror Sultan, Co-founder & CEO (01Talent)

About Atos
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 105,000 employees and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos operates under the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the Next 20 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

Press contact:
Laura Fau | | +33 6 73 64 04 18 | @laurajanefau

About 01Talent
01Talent is both a Talent factory and a Talent agency which aims to identify, develop and connect to the professional world 1 million high-level developers in the world by 2035 through the combination of a proven pedagogical model and a sustainable and exponential business model.

01Talent deploys globally some Centers of Collective Intelligence named Zone01 which include teacherless coding schools, IT Talent Agencies and Digital Reskilling services.
Its curriculum is based on 01Edu, the ultimate upgrade of the “peer-to-peer” (teacherless) and gamified pedagogical approach developed by Nicolas Sadirac and his team, a learning platform designed to address the growing global shortage of IT developers.

This pedagogical model which develops entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and collective intelligence has already been deployed by our co-founder Nicolas Sadirac and his Alumni in more than 40 countries around the world, training more than 100,000 digital Talents in the last 10 years.

Contact presse :
Valerie Gagliano | | +33 6 33 73 24 89 | @valeriegagliano


Atos devient le partenaire technologique de 01Talent en Afrique pour l’identification, la formation et l’emploi des talents digitaux de demain

Communiqué de Presse

Atos devient le partenaire technologique de 01Talent en Afrique pour l’identification, la formation et l’emploi des talents digitaux de demain

Praia (Cap-Vert) et Paris (France)6 Octobre 2021 – Atos et 01Talent annoncent le lancement d’un partenariat stratégique dans le but d’accompagner l’accélération de la transformation digitale en Afrique, en permettant la diffusion d’une offre de formation d’excellence, innovante et inclusive sur le continent.

01Talent a l’ambition d’identifier, de former et de connecter au monde professionnel un million de développeurs de haut niveau d’ici 2035. Grâce à ce partenariat, 01Talent pourra s’appuyer sur les ressources technologiques du groupe Atos pour accompagner les nombreux projets en cours de réalisation.

Pour mener à bien la campagne panafricaine d’identification des futurs talents du numérique, 01Talent, en partenariat avec la Fondation Didier Drogba et CGLU Afrique (Cités et Gouvernement Locaux Unis Afrique), s´appuiera sur une plateforme technologique développée par Atos pour abriter des tests cognitifs.

Ces tests en ligne seront des mini-jeux accessibles à tous, ne nécessitant aucune connaissance préalable en informatique. Ils permettent de mesurer les aptitudes cognitives, la créativité et la motivation des candidats, et d’identifier des profils à fort potentiel qui n’auraient pu être repérés par les systèmes éducatifs classiques.

Les étudiants des futures « Zone01 », ainsi sélectionnés par les tests, seront formés pendant 2 ans pour devenir des développeurs « Full Stack » créatifs de haut niveau, avec un emploi à la clé.

Zone01 Cabo-Verde sera la première zone d’intelligence collective « Zone01 » du continent africain, dont l´inauguration est prévue au Techno Park de Praia au Cap-Vert début 2022. Elle accueillera 200 jeunes talents originaires du Cap-Vert et de 26 autres pays africains partenaires qui seront équipés par Atos en ordinateurs portables. Cette première « Zone01 » servira de base au déploiement de l’offre de formation qui vise à créer plus de 200 « Zone01 » sur le continent africain.

Atos mobilisera également ses collaborateurs à travers le monde dans le cadre d’un programme de mentorat afin de permettre le partage de compétences, et l’accompagnement personnel des étudiants. Le groupe aura ainsi l’opportunité de créer des liens privilégiés avec les talents de la Zone01, et de recruter de nombreux étudiants en cours et au terme de leur formation.

Il est également convenu qu’Atos développe au sein de la plateforme pédagogique un cursus de perfectionnement et d’évolution des compétences de ses salariés, en immersion avec les étudiants des futures « Zone01 ».

« Avec ce partenariat, nous réaffirmons l’ambition d’Atos de soutenir la dynamique de transformation économique, sociale et environnementale du continent africain par la formation aux métiers du digital. L’offre pédagogique de 01Talent, particulièrement inclusive et innovante, en est la traduction concrète, et nous sommes fiers de pouvoir accompagner son déploiement. C’est une étape importante pour le développement d’une filière numérique en Afrique » commente Nourdine Bihmane, Vice-Président Exécutif d’Atos en charge des Marchés de Croissance.

« Nous sommes très heureux de donner vie à un partenariat qui nous permettra à terme d’accompagner et d’intégrer les talents digitaux les plus prometteurs au sein des équipes d’Atos. Atos et 01Talent partagent les mêmes valeurs et le même objectif : développer le capital humain par une approche inclusive et durable afin de faciliter la transition digitale et sociale du continent africain » précise David Sultan, Vice-Président de 01Talent en charge des Opérations mondiales.

« Atos en Afrique est pleinement mobilisé pour assurer la pleine réussite de la campagne de sélection des étudiants, et poursuivre cette collaboration sur le long-terme. A l’heure où le continent se digitalise, l’attraction des talents devient un axe stratégique majeur pour notre développement » ajoute Alpha Barry, Directeur Afrique d’Atos.

Après le Cap-Vert, Atos et 01Talent développeront leur partenariat avec l’ouverture de nouvelles « Zone01 » sur le continent Africain, notamment au Sénégal.

Photo : De gauche à droite : David Sultan, Vice-Président de 01Talent en charge des Opérations mondiales ; Nourdine Bihmane, Vice-Président Exécutif d’Atos en charge des Marchés de Croissance ; Deror Sultan, Co-fondateur et Présidént-Directeur Général de 01Talent.

À propos d’Atos

Atos est un leader international de la transformation digitale avec 105 000 collaborateurs et un chiffre d’affaires annuel de 11 milliards d’euros. Numéro un européen du cloud, de la cybersécurité et des supercalculateurs, le Groupe fournit des solutions intégrées pour tous les secteurs, dans 71 pays. Pionnier des services et produits de décarbonation, Atos s’engage à fournir des solutions numériques sécurisées et décarbonées à ses clients. Atos opère sous les marques Atos et Atos|Syntel. Atos est une SE (Société Européenne) cotée sur Euronext Paris et fait partie de l’indice Next 20.

La raison d’être d’Atos est de contribuer à façonner l’espace informationnel. Avec ses compétences et ses services, le Groupe supporte le développement de la connaissance, de l’éducation et de la recherche dans une approche pluriculturelle et contribue au développement de l’excellence scientifique et technologique. Partout dans le monde, Atos permet à ses clients et à ses collaborateurs, et plus généralement au plus grand nombre, de vivre, travailler et progresser durablement et en toute confiance dans l’espace informationnel.

Contact presse :
Laura Fau | | +33 6 73 64 04 18 | @laurajanefau

01Talent déploie dans le monde des centres d’intelligence collective, les Zone01, qui regroupent des centres de formation “peer-to-peer” (sans professeur), une agence de talent et des services de re-training et de re-skilling.

Ce modèle pédagogique développe l’esprit entrepreneurial, la créativité et l’intelligence collective et a déjà été déployé par notre co-fondateur Nicolas Sadirac et ses Alumni dans plus de 40 pays dans le monde, formant ainsi plus de 100 000 Talents du numérique ces 10 dernières années.

Contact presse :
Valerie Gagliano | | +33 6 33 73 24 89 | @valeriegagliano

Note : “01Talent” se prononce “Zéro un talent” et non “Un talent”

Pièce jointe