African Development Bank – AFDB Coding for Employment program series seeks to train about 500 digital ambassadors to lead a peer to peer training model that is set to expand digital skills to more African youths. The initiative is aimed primarily for rural communities which have limited internet connectivity. (African Development Bank Coding for Employment Program 2021)
The applications are now open for the African Development Bank (AfDB) Coding for Employment Program 2021. This program is intended for Coding plus Employment and its technical partners which include Microsoft philanthropies who will offer the digital ambassadors an intensive 3 month program inclusive of in-demand skills such as web design and digital marketing including soft skills like critical thinking, project management and communication.
The bank and Microsoft philanthropies will give graduates information and communication technology toolkits and resources so that they can offer the same training within their local communities at the end of their own training.
The ambassadors will receive stipends and also have access to the digital skills training centers in Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Nigeria, and Rwanda.
In addition, they will have access to a network of employers, private sector partners and freelancing platforms plus numerous opportunities
Who is eligible?
- Those who would like to apply must be aged between 18 and 35 years
- Applicants are expected to be proficient in English or French
- They must be citizens of Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria or Senegal
The application to become a Coding for Employment digital ambassador is divided into two forms and you are required to choose the language in which you would like to apply as listed below.
Application Form in French
Application Form in English