C ameroon’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is striving to keep pace with global evolutions of the irresistible socio-economic development tool. Given that practice makes perfect, Cameroon has been partnering with countries and institutions that have gone steps further in the sector. China for instance, has demonstrated her goodwill to stand by Cameroon as that strategic partner to bridge the gap between theories in ICTs and practice so that the country’s budding talents could grow and conveniently contribute in advancing the course here. In 2016, China’s telecoms giant, Huawei, picked 10 best Cameroonian ICT students for training at its headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. The students from ICTs-related higher institutions of learning in the country were laureates of Huawei Cameroon’s 2016 “Seed for the Future Programme,” a lead platform began in 2008 to nurture professionals increasingly needed to drive the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry in beneficiary countries. Huawei sources say the mismatch between talent supply and demand hinders social progress and creates social problems. Reason why the programme offers opportunity for hands-on training, witnessing and practising evolutions in ICT. The fact that the training of participants from one country almost always coincides with that of other countries (the ten Cameroonians were trained alongside ten others each from South Africa and Sri Lanka) gives them a rare opportunity for experience sharing and networking for mutual benefits. Trainees are also given an opportunity to meet fine experts during the training through whom they can be inspired to strive for excellence in their already begun or would-be start-ups. Networking that is created between the trainees and Huawei thanks to which the former receive updates on ICTs evolutions is equally a veritable job opening for youngsters imbued with talents in ICT. Huawei’s Vice President Li Dafeng on June 6, 2017 reiterated his company’s resolve to continue partnering with Cameroon in developing the country’s ICTs when he met with President Paul Biya at Unity Palace. A strategic partner indeed for developing ICT from the base (planting optical fibre) to finishing (aligning with latest technology therein)! Sources at Huawei Cameroon say preparations are intensifying in the country to select ten other ICT developers to travel to Shenzhen for the same “Seeds for the Future Programme” this year.