Pay Attention to AfDB’s Coding for Employment
Great training and job opportunities would come in African Development Bank, as it partners with Microsoft, Facebook and Rockefeller Foundation, to deepen digital jobs in Africa. Over the last 15 years, the bank has spent $1.64 billion to prepare our young people on technology related jobs. You may need to bookmark the noted link as AfDB would be unveiling initiatives in coming weeks.
The African Development Bank, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook – has launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this new Program prepares Africa’s youth for tomorrow’s jobs and unleashes the next generation of young digital innovators from the continent. Coding for Employment will create over 9 million jobs and reach 32 million youth and women across Africa.
The Coding for Employment Program is at the center of the African Development Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Initiative, which aims to put Africa’s youth on a path to prosperity.
By 2025, the Jobs for Youth in Africa Initiative will equip 50 million youth with employable skills and create 25 million jobs in agriculture, information communications and technology and other key industries across Africa.
Over the last 15 years, the African Development Bank has invested US $1.64 billion in programs to prepare youth for careers in science, technology and innovation. Putting youth at the center of Africa’s inclusive economic growth agenda is at the forefront of the African Development Bank’s investments and its “High 5s” priorities —building businesses, feeding the continent, expanding power and integration, and improving the quality of life for the people across the continent by preparing youth for today’s competitive digital world.