In 2022, nearly 2.6 million Nigerians and other Africans would have received digital skills training, according to SAP, a software corporation.
Its Africa Code Week had been actively involved in bridging the digital skills gap, with an estimated 230 million jobs in sub-Saharan Africa requiring them by 2030.
According to Claire Gillissen-Duval, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility EMEA and MEE at SAP, the company organized 37 121 workshops across the continent, with more over 48% of the participants being female and an extra 9,900 having special needs.
She said, “Since ACW’s launch in 2015, SAP, UNESCO, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa and Irish Aid share a common goal to empower young people with the digital skills set they need today to ensure they are prepared for the workforce of tomorrow.
“Today’s digital world is continually evolving and changing through the rapid adoption of technology, this is widening Africa’s digital divide with even more marginalised and underserved communities getting left behind.”
According to a statement from the company, 100,000 people were trained in Nigeria, 1.4 million in Morocco, and 897,000 in Cameroon.