The Belgian development agency Enabel has partnered with SES, a supplier of global content connectivity solutions, to connect foreign aid projects in Africa via satellite.
Enabel and SES will deliver satellite-based communications for development and foreign aid projects spearheaded by Belgian and other European governments. Under the multi-year framework contract awarded following a public tender, SES aims to bring managed end-to-end connectivity infrastructure and services to over 130 sites to support Enabel and development projects in 20 countries across Africa.
The end-to-end connectivity solution delivered by SES will be supporting Enabel in its goal of providing partners with the right digital solutions and the latest technologies. The connectivity will power Enabel’s projects and activities, further reinforcing the agency’s commitment to the Digital for Development policy (D4D) of the Belgian Development Cooperation and of the European Commission, the Principles for Digital Development (a set of guidelines intended to help practitioners succeed in applying digital technologies to development programs), and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
As part of the solution, SES will provide antennae, installation, satellite bandwidth and end-to-end services to allow Enabel and its partners to upgrade the skills of African professionals, elevate the healthcare system and improve people’s living conditions.