FairTrade software: how our story took off in the Dutch media

BY Tunga · 3 MIN READ

‘ICT as Fair Trade 2.0: Personnel shortage solved with help from Africa.’ In January, Het Parool was the first Dutch media outlet to write about Tunga this year in a long article with this headline about FairTrade Software. Tunga-founder Ernesto Spruyt and technical director David Semakula were interviewed. Soon, other newspapers and magazines followed.

FairTrade software as a win-win strategy

The red line in most publications was the insight that sourcing software developers from Africa is a win-win for European businesses. At least, when done right. There is a vast and largely untapped talent pool of tech professionals in Africa. Meanwhile, there is a big shortage in Europe and the United States. By applying FairTrade software principles (eg fair wages, solid labor conditions, career and development opportunities) tapping into the African pool is a winning strategy for all. And this is exactly what Tunga is aiming at.

Media coverage for Tunga last month

This is the list of online articles about Tunga that appeared in the Dutch media in January and February 2019. And of course we are very proud. Have fun reading!

ICT als fair trade 2.0: personeelstekorten opgelost met hulp uit Afrika — Het Parool

Visterin Verdiept: programmeurs uit Afrika — Computable

In Oeganda ligt de oplossing voor ons ICT-tekort — NAPNieuws

Europese apps, made in Africa — dS De Standaard

Startup Tunga vindt talenten in Afrika — Baaz

Waarom start-up Tunga ict-talenten werft in Afrika — De Ondernemer

Schreeuwend tekort aan ict’ers: dit Nederlandse bureau werft in Afrika — Algemeen Dagblad

Personeelstekorten opgelost met hulp uit Afrika — Nieuws van de vooruitgang

3 dingen die je nodig hebt om impact te combineren met een winstgevend bedrijf — Sprout

If you would like to learn more about FairTrade software, please check our story and/or the website of the FairTrade Software Foundation.