(Ecofin Agency) - U.S. IT consulting firm 1Rivet, which specializes in the development of digital platforms, will help the Republic of Congo build a digital platform for public services. This follows a meeting on June 25 between Léon Juste Ibombo (pictured), the Congolese minister of telecommunications and digital economy, and Charlie Clavelli, the company’s chief operating officer and managing partner.
The project aligns with the government’s ambition to set an e-government platform under the Vision Congo digital 2025 strategy. According to Léon Juste Ibombo, who sees digitization as an opportunity that will increase the government’s revenues, this multimodal platform will stimulate the digital transformation of the whole country, which “has the infrastructure but lacks the necessary platforms.”
1Rivet - with which Congo signed a partnership agreement on 19 February 2019 in Washington to support the process of the digital transformation of its administration - has announced the mobilization of $5 million for the project.