The African continent will not return to its former era after digitalization, as the positive impact on all sectors will be evident. Economic digitization means revolutionizing the level of such sector by developing the industrial field, raising productivity, reducing time and providing employment opportunities, and furthermore creating a digital industry, thus reducing pressure on the rest of the industrial fields.

Digitization as a novelty on the economic stage, it will open a wide door to competitiveness among the major companies, which will make the latter in a complete endeavor to develop its systems, while government departments and in line with the new reality – in the midst of digitization – will have to adopt an innovative, effective and balanced policy.

Digitization carries with it “metamorphism” on all types without exception. The tribal preparation for this transformation is to prepare a fertile societal environment that’s able to accommodate this transformation and this is one of the most essential first steps on the 1000 mile path. And because digitization is no longer new to the rest of the continents, the African continent has become obligated to go through the experience an attempt to stabilize the continent security, economically and socially, as well as to end its isolation and build bridges to communicate with the rest of the world.

We believe that African continent is a young, fertile and stores among its benefits all the elements of progress, growth and it’s well able to stand alongside the rest of the world towards a better and promising tomorrow; Digital for Africa is launching a project to train 10,000 young Africans in programming, as a first step towards digitizing Africa.

Summary of the project

“10,000 African Young Programmers Project” is a grant for technology learning and developing digital skills for African youth. It provides a large number of advanced technology skills and practical experiences to build the capacity of young people and qualify them for labor market and future jobs. It is a virtual academy that aims to train and enable young people to easily join the freelancing market and work remotely, and to achieve professional success and compete in the market

The Trainees will get a free learning and acquisition skills experience through training courses provided by programming experts and practical training through pilot projects and virtual classes (or webinars), and provide continuous guidance and support through professionals, and continuous interaction between trainees.

Importance & Objectives

1-Rehabilitation and building the capacity of Youth in digital skills and training them on how to use the modern technology.

2-Developing the awareness of youth about the administrative and organizational developments in the world of digitization.

3-Introducing the tools and techniques that will help the Youth to optimize selection of Digital career path.

Scope of the Project

The Implementation process is divided into three phases

First stage (Basics):

●Building the basics of digitization culture.

●Encouraging the acceptance and understanding of the importance of digitization.

●Introduce the basic concepts of digital transformation.

●Principles of optimal use of digital technology.

Second stage (Advance skills):

● Advanced training in programming and building digital content.

● Training on creating pages and websites.

● Application programming training.

● Introducing artificial intelligence tools and applications.

● Training in publishing and e-marketing principles.

● Training on building business models in digital projects.

Third stage (production stage):

● Support the productivity of trainees to transfer their program-acquired capabilities to digital products.

● Developing administrative and financial capabilities and studying the market.

● Offering Awards to the brilliants trainees through competition in presenting creative and innovative ideas.

● Offering financial prizes to the winners as follows:

First place: 3000 dollars

Second place: 2000 dollars

Third place: 1000 dollars

 

● Supporting distinguished projects in three levels: 

1/ One-time support.

2/ Offer Incubation Opportunity.

3/ Providing loans (non-profit & interest-free).

●Providing networking with investors from The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf and others

Apply Now
● To Apply as a Trainee, Kindly click the following link:
https://www.iceuae.ae/?page_id=1337
● To Apply as a Trainer, Kindly click the following link:
https://www.iceuae.ae/?page_id=1424
● To Apply as Organization, Kindly click the following link:
https://www.iceuae.ae/?page_id=1344