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Our Vision

To equip Africans with digital and life skills that foster economic prosperity, financial freedom and sustainable development

Our Mission

To create opportunities and platforms for Africans to access decent work and entrepreneurship through digital skills empowerment and advocacy

WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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According to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), about 230 million jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa will require digital skills by 2030. This figure is due to increasing use of technology and automation of jobs. At Tech4Dev, we prepare people for the future of work by creating opportunities for decent work through technology-based training, which include coding skills, deep tech skills, employability skills and basic digital skills

OUR PROGRAMS

Women Techsters

The Women Techsters initiative is aimed at bridging the digital and technology knowledge divide between men and women as well as ensuring equal access to opportunities for all. We are empowering girls and women across Africa with varying degrees of digital, deep tech and soft skills required within the technology ecosystem.

The Women Techsters Initiative will train 5 million across Africa by 2030.

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Emerging Market Model Initiative (EMMI)

The Emerging Market model will train 36,000 youth over a 1-year period in through a blended learning approach: online and physical through skill training and youth centres across Nigeria. This would be achieved through multi-year collaboration with four strategic Federal Government Ministries and 12 state governments.

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Basic Digital Literacy For Southern Nigeria

The BDL-SN is designed to reach 1000 beneficiaries, in 10 rural clusters, across 10 states in Southern Nigeria, targeting 50% vulnerable women and girls, 30% People Living with Disability (PLWD) e.g mobility, speech, polio, etc, and 20% for other vulnerable groups.

The training will be implemented across the following Southern States: Ekiti, Oyo, Akwa-Ibom, Delta, Edo, River, Ogun, Abia, Enugu, Anambra

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OKDEA

The OKDEA initiative is designed to increase talent and skill retention in grassroot communities, create room for new skills to address local problems in these communities, facilitate urban development, and also attract foreign and local investors and business to the communities.

The program will equip 528 individuals between the ages of 16-50 annually for a 2 year period in Badagry, Lagos State.

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Women Techsters UN Solutions Summit 2019 - Full solution presentation

Basic Digital Literacy

Women Techsters Alumni: Fatima Ahmed (From A Chemist to a Woman in Tech)

TESTIMONIALS

My name is Bolutife Adeniji. I am a final year law student at the Olabisi Onobanjo University. I have always had an eye for design. I started with graphic design and then proceeded to look out for opportunities to broaden my knowledge in product design.

I came across the Women Techsters Bootcamp and gave my all in the assignments and projects. After the bootcamp, when i found out I have been given a six-month internship with Prunedge, one of Tech4Dev’s partners. I couldn’t believe my eyes; it was like I have finally found everything I have been looking for. I am forever grateful to Tech4Dev for this opportunity, and I am excited about what lies ahead.

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Bolutife Adeniji

Women Techsters Bootcamp

I heard about the Women Techsters Open day Program from my friend. During the program, experienced people were brought in to talk to us, to share their stories, and speak to us on how we can climb the ladder to success in our various chosen careers.

One thing that has stuck with me since then is, ‘I am my own brand manager’, I have to put myself out there and let people know what I am doing. I have since gone on to become a Women Techsters Fellow, and I am currently on the Product Management learning track. Although I was nervous at the beginning of this training, I no longer am. I now look forward to being a renowned Product Manager.

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Arinola Osagie

Women Techsters Open Day

The second edition of the Women Techsters Initiative Open Day changed my life. I have always wanted to go into tech, Cybersecurity to be specific but, I had no idea how to go about it. On the Women Techsters Open Day, I met Confidence Staveley, one of the speakers that spoke at the program. She spoke on starting a career in Cybersecurity and her journey so far.

A few months later, I completed the first phase of Cybersecurity professional exams, got into more cybersecurity opportunities like the First Cohort of the Women Techsters Bootcamp, among others, met Confidence Staveley in person, and found direction in my career journey. I am so grateful to Tech4Dev for this opportunity.

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Oluwabunmi Olanrewaju

Women Techsters Open Day

My name is Nasir Muhammad Adamu, an indigene of Kaduna state and I am 40 years old. This programme has been very beneficial. During the class, I was excited that each of us had a personal computer to practice what we were taught. Before this training session, I was given a laptop that I dumped for years because I couldn't operate it. Now, I can use a computer confidently.

I also appreciate how patient the facilitators were with us; There was no form of discrimination towards the physically disabled people; everyone in the class was given equal treatment and learning access. I intend to maximize the knowledge I've acquired, to teach my children and other people with disabilities who could not participate in this programme. Thank you to Tech4Dev and the UK in Nigeria for the inclusion

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Nasir Muhammad Adamu

Basic Digital Literacy for Northern Nigeria beneficiary

I was searching for an opportunity to build a new career path in technology when I came across the Digital Skills for the Workplace training. I applied and I was thrilled when I saw a congratulatory email from Tech4Dev. The training was very practical, and I am thankful to have been a part of it. I am also excited to be interning with a fast-paced company like Prunedge; this has helped to sharpen my skills further.

I plan to pass on knowledge by volunteering to teach young people interested in starting a career in Product Management. I am thankful to Tech4Dev, GIZ and the Lagos State Government Ministry of Labour and Employment.

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Uwakmfon Joshua

Digital Skills for the Workplace Beneficiary

My name is Folashade, and I am 37 years old. For the past eight years, I have desired to be in the technology space but couldn't secure anything concrete because I did not have the prerequisite knowledge to function there.

I heard about the Digital Skills for the Workplace from a friend. The training was quite challenging at first but it was a fantastic experience for me. I was rusty in anything relating to tech before the training, but I was dusted and polished, I was also given a solid foundation to build my tech dream.

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Folashade Kelvin-Ikpi

Digital Skills for the Workplace Beneficiary

I found out about the Women Techsters program through my friend who went through the program as well. I didn’t have any idea about programming or building websites before the training. I was able to learn all these within the period of the program; it was fascinating to be able to build a website on my own.

I got an internship with TechSavvy, an opportunity provided by Tech4Dev, to help improve my skills. The most exciting part of my experience is that I got a chance to be a part of the Microsoft Leap Program. I now work at Tek Experts. My story was featured by Microsoft in the documentary, “From Chemist to Woman in Tech”, and was also featured as one of the faces of the Microsoft Global Skills Initiative. I cannot tell my story without the Women Techsters initiative.

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Fatima Ahmed

WT-GIZ Cohort 3

I initially thought tech was majorly for men, engineers, and computer scientists. It was during my Women Techsters training that I changed that mindset. I learned a lot during the training.

From the training, I got an opportunity to be among the 1st cohort of the Microsoft Leap program. I now work at Tek Experts as a Technical Support engineer and I look forward to building a successful career in tech.

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Patience Bello Eyimeafo

WT-GIZ Cohort 2

My level of knowledge in computer skills has been below average as I only knew a few things about computer. Attending the Basic Digital Literacy for Rural Clusters in Northern Nigeria has availed me the opportunity to learn about Microsoft Office Applications especially Excel.

I can now work with different tabs and groups, use formulas for calculations, I can even work with PowerPoint. The training was more practical than any other I’ve ever attended; the methodology used by the resource persons was learner centred and they really wanted us to know what was taught. The skills I have acquired will help my duties as a local administrator and consequently boost my CV.

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Ajeigbe Olarongbe Sa’eed

Basic Digital Literacy for Northern Nigeria Beneficiary (Kwara State)

The Basic Digital Literacy for Northern Nigeria project was very impactful for me. I participated in the training because I wanted to gain knowledge that would make me digitally literate so as to help me fit into society and also become an entrepreneur with a computer center where I can train people and also earn from it.

Now, I can confidently use Microsoft Word and Excel, I can type and communicate online. I am so happy I got to be a part of this training. This training has helped me improve my computer skills and now I can find my way around a computer without stress. I am thankful to Tech4Dev and FCDO for this opportunity to improve on myself and potentially contribute positively to my community.

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Miracle Ehi Murphy

Basic Digital Literacy for Northern Nigeria beneficiary

I joined the Game Development class and after the training, I specialized in building AR and VR applications, as a result.

Yewande Akinjewe

NWT Ondo Beneficiary

I decided to join the training because my friends told me how they learned to code in a few weeks, coming here was my best decision ever; all my expectations were met.

Peters Kimberly

WT-GIZ Cohort 2

The approach to the training is professional. The resource persons are also very knowledgeable.

Adedipe Funmilayo

NWT Beneficiary (Ekiti State)

This process gave leverage to apply for job openings, and I'm currently at a well-paying job because of my experiences at Tech4dev.

Damola Kazeem

NWT (Tutor)

It was from the career path at GIZ that I got into the program; the two weeks boot camp has helped me decide on which area to further in my career.

Lydia Ibeh

WT-GIZ beneficiary cohort 1

I have done ICT training before, and it was not like this.

Gladys Madueke

Nakise beneficiary