Jobs Eswatini is wholly managed by Global Development Solutions (GDS), a local ICT4D company based in Mbabane, Eswatini. GDS focuses on using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ICTs are a powerful enabler of development goals because of the way in which they improve communication and the exchange of data, information, and knowledge necessary for development processes. GDS’s business model leverages the application of Information and Communication Technologies for international development (otherwise known as ICT4D).
The vital role of ICTs as a catalyst for development is acknowledged in the UN SDG text, stating “the spread of information and communications technology and global interconnectedness has great potential to accelerate human progress, to bridge the digital divide and develop knowledge societies.” Indeed, GDS is well positioned to locally implement and support innovative ICT platforms by understanding the local ecosystem i.e. technical, human and ethical barriers and change management issues. This allows GDS to align to existing technological, legal, and regulatory policies to ensure projects and programs are built, managed, and owned with consideration given to the local Eswatini ecosystem.