Africa is off to a promising start in the new decade in terms of investment and development. The continent is seeing an unprecedented partnership between WESCO – World Esports Consortium and Enter Africa, a subsidiary of Goethe Institut, which is also a creative African organization made up of different bodies, that exist to enhance the living conditions of African people by creating a gaming ecosystem that represents African culture and re-imagines African futures.
The two entities are now united to create synergy, opportunities and better conditions for the people of Africa, in the world of games and electronic sports as well as the rest of the world. The goal is ensuring sustainability, education, youth development and social inclusion for Africans, with the focus of creating better citizens in the continent.
According to WESCO President Mr. Daniel Cossi , “this will be an unprecedented partnership, we are on the verge of a fantastic opportunity to place an entire continent in its rightful place in the world, that is, as a creator and cradle of new ideas in several areas in which we operate, creating social, educational and technological opportunities from their region to themselves and in the world. We will work towards creating citizens included in global esport and the whole ecosystem that it brings with it, which in addition, includes the professional practice and career path. This is regulated and standardized by WESCO, its esports governance entities at continental, regional and national level as well as the private companies belonging to the WESCO members ecosystem. I am confident that through our programs “Changing the People, Changing the World” and also the “Ambassadors of Esports”, we can join hands with Enter Africa to implement these programs and do something never seen before in the world.
In the words of Mrs. Evelia Gadegbeku, Head of the Marketing and Communication Department of Enter Africa, “I believe that this partnership between WESCO and Enter Africa marks the beginning of a new era in promoting of African creators beyond their borders but also the federation of an African network with a strong social impact. I hope that by the end of the year we will be able to host the first major esports event with the participation of stakeholders from all over the world”.
“I am pleased and proud to be linked with such partnership between both organizations with such values. I have myself some African roots and developing such program together was a big challenge that we started several months ago. Through the bridge of esports, Africa, Europe and the rest of the world will work together to promote universal values in this digital era” says Samy Bessi, President of European Advisory Board of WESCO.
Emmanuel Oyelakin, President of African Advisory Board, stated that “with this partnership the youth of Africa finally have access to explore opportunities in the world of gaming and esports. This powerful initiative brought about by the visionary leadership of WESCO President, Daniel Cossi presents to the youth of Africa exposure to the latest trends on the gaming and esports world, which will help them discover their passion, harness and hone their skills and talents and ultimately understand better how they can fit into the industry pursuing various and rewarding careers. This is in perfect alignment with the “Changing the People, Changing the World” initiative of WESCO. This program certainly will change lives here in Africa”.
Enter Africa is a creative Organization, that is active in 15 African countries in Sub-Saharan with interdisciplinary teams, innovative, young professionals including architects, urban planners, IT experts and artists.
WESCO has been operating in 58 countries, from continental esports governing bodies to regional and national esports governing bodies, and also private companies from many different areas from all over the world under the esports ecosystem.