Digital transformation in Africa will require the open source


The Linagora group intends to place itself among one of the « major stakeholders of the Digital Transformation in Africa », as part of Assizes organized by CIO MAG.

Organized by the magazine CIO Mag, Assizes of the Digital Transformation in Africa have gathered the digital world from November 3 to 4 in Paris at the Dauphine pavilion.

LINAGORA was partner of that 5th edition which deals with « Issues of the digital development in the African Territories ; E-administration ».

As part of the "Digital Africa Days" and launching of the Alliance for the Digital Development (ADD), Alexandre Zapolsky, Chairman and Managing Director of LINAGORA, welcomes this new participation : "This new event allows us meeting every year the decision makers and entrepreneurs working on Digital Africa. These meetings are really both necessary ans important because we believe in one model based on the co-development between French and African businesses." The CMD of the French business has equally expressed himself during the plenary on : "what infrastructures for an effective e-administration ?"

That chance has been for Alexandre Zapolsky a big opportunity to repeat his commitment for the Digital Africa. Mr Zapolsky confirms : "I believe in a third digital channel, that one offered by the open source software between those from americans and chineses !

LINAGORA is very proud to set up that third digital channel with key African partners like GAINDE 2000 ! The African Continent has to build digital economy of its own. To LINAGORA, it will be relevant and important to set up not only E-gov but also open source E-gov in order to manage innovation and employment at the local level. Finally, training is the big challenge for digital in Africa. It will be necessary to massively train young African to digital in order to be able to more easily satisfy needs."

These assizes was equally the occasion for LINAGORA to welcome his African partners like Mr Ibrahima Diagne, Managing Director of GAINDE 2000, within the new premises of LINAGORA to the Defense.

Source : Linagora
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About GAINDE 2000

GAINDE 2000 is a leading edge IT Senegalese company specialized in trade efficiency, customs modernization and paperless public formalities. GAINDE 2000 was established in 2002, as a public-private partnership (PPP) with the mandate to develop and operate the ORBUS Single Window services for facilitating foreign trade formalities.

Our core business is to design, implement and run state-of-the-art software solutions for Governments, Port Communities and businesses. Its solutions are tailored to businesses’ needs while providing value, efficiency and performance. The company helps countries improve their business environment and meet the challenges of a modern administration of service through reduction of formalities, use of paper, time and cost in public processes.

GAINDE 2000 is also an African leader in paperless formalities as a core element of regional integration and economic development, with solution implemented in 5 different countries and consulting services delivered at an international level.

In June 2012, Senegal has won the 1st place of the United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) in “Improving Public Services” category, with ORBUS Single Window that led to outstanding changes in trade procedures performance. An evidence of this commitment for swifter business relations worldwide is that GAINDE Managing Director is currently the UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Africa and the chairman of the African Alliance for e-Commerce.

Our activities

GAINDE 2000 - Single windows operator

Single windows operator

Specialized in trade facilitation, customs activities modernization and paperless public formalities, GAINDE 2000 has developed a strong experience in the implementation of Single Window.


GAINDE 2000 - Consulting


GAINDE 2000 advices and assists countries in modernization stage in the implementation of Single Window.


GAINDE 200 - Automated solutions integrator

Automated solutions integrator

GAINDE 2000 assists countries that wish to releve ballets of an updated service administration, thanks to the formalities simplification use of paper, time limits and costs in public processes.


Our Solutions

The electronic Single Window

Customs management system

Paperless platform



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