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Empowering Tanzania’s Next Tech Giants: Coding School

Sixty-two teenagers, ranging from ages 12 to 17, have finished the Coding School program in Dar es Salaam, organized by ThinkYoung and Boeing. Conducted in April 2024, these sessions have armed Tanzanian youngsters with advanced digital skills, paving the...

New digital literacy program targets youth in Zambia

Zambian social enterprise, Asikana Network has partnered with Facebook to launch a digital literacy program in Zambia on Thursday, 12 September. eZibo Digital Literacy aims to train youth between the ages of 13-18 in Zambian schools. The programme will challenge...

Nokia, UNICEF to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week, to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most...

South Africa: Cell C to bring public access Internet hotspots in the Free State

The Free State Provincial Government and Cell C have signed an agreement that will pave the way to public access Wi-Fi for the province's citizens. Internet access and digital literacy are widely recognised as enablers of economic participation and improved...

Vodacom Foundation equips female farmers with digital skills

Vodacom Foundation, in partnership with UN Women, introduced Female Farmers programme in 2018. The programme, which is focused at empowering smallholder female farmers within the country's agriculture sector, has to date trained 350 small-scale female farmers in rural areas...

Digital Intelligence launches global standard for digital literacy

The Coalition for Digital Intelligence (CDI), a platform created in association with the World Economic Forum (Forum) and formed jointly by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), IEEE Standards Association (IEEE), and DQ Institute, has today launched...

What does digital transformation mean for South African business?

The business landscape is changing, it's no secret. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already begun to shift the business landscape, and the challenges faced by businesses increase at the same pace as their competition. The barriers to entry for...

Digital programme to up-skill digital teaching competencies in South Africa

Digital Teaching and Learning Series Certification (DTLS), a SETA accredited digital training programme aims to up-skill digital teaching competencies in South Africa. In a study run by Via Afrika, less than 35% of South Africa’s teachers have been trained...

5G to serve user generations divided by digital literacy rather than age

The fifth generation of mobile networks will be the first to serve five distinct human generations. The reason? Digital literacy… While in the past, we grouped generations into age brackets, soon we might use digital literacy as the divider. Traditionally...

Mauritius: Learners to receive PC tablets in 2018

Primary School learners in Mauritius will receive PC tablets as part of a major initiative co-sponsored by the Government of India. The Minister of Education of Mauritius, Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun announced that personal computer (PC) tablets will be made available...
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WHO Africa Region Director Candidates’ Forum goes Virtual

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