Cisco Systems, Inc. (often simply Cisco or CISCO) is a US-based company marketing routers and networking systems. It is known in Africa for its promotion of Cisco Networking Academies to train computer technicians and network administrators.
"The Cisco Networking Academy Program is a public, private, partnership between Cisco, governments, education institutions, NGOs and industry created to teach students how to design, build and maintain computer networks." It "provides skills students need to work in IT fields. The program offers Web-based content, online assessment, hand-on labs, instructor training, and preparation for industry certifications." (from the CISCO website).
There has been a "strategic partnership" between Cisco and UNDP to set up Academies in Africa. According to UNDP, the following countries have been involved: [what is the current status?]