PwC and UNDP Signs Agreement on Strategic Technological Initiatives

Price Water House Coopers (PwC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote a technology-enabled approach to the nation’s socio-economic landscape development. 

At the signing of the MoU between PwC and UNDP in Lagos, Mr. Uyi Akpata, Regional Senior Partner, PwC, said it was a step towards attaining the two institutions’ shared objectives. 

PwC and the UNDP will collaborate on many strategic projects based on the MoU, according to Akpata, including supporting the transfer of skills, knowledge, and competencies that enable a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation. 

This, he claims, will help catalyze policy discussions that connect and link the commercial and public sectors with the startup ecosystem. 

Through a combination of business understanding, human insight, and the power of evolving technology, PwC created Experience Centre in 2019 to accelerate its ability to provide digital-centric services to its clients. 

The center, according to Akpata, was founded to stimulate innovation that results in products and services that please customers and make a positive impact on society. This strategic partnership with the UNDP, he claims, is in keeping with their new worldwide approach. 

Mr. Femi Osunubi, a partner at PwC, said the center has a cross-functional team of professionals that collaborate, combining the best of business, technology, and experience-driven consulting. 

Dr. William Tsuma, UNDP Senior Advisor Programme Manager, said the collaboration would ensure innovative solutions to some of the country’s most complex development concerns by leveraging new technology and data.