AfriLabs, the pan-African network of technology and innovation centers across Africa, will be collaborating with IBM to expand digital skills across AfriLabs 123 innovation hubs across 34 countries in Africa.

The IBM Digital Nation Africa (D – NA) program is supporting African youth to gear up for a smart world through education, empowerment and employment. IBM’s D-NA program provides free access to tools that provide digital skills to users free of charge. The AfriLabs network of hubs with communities of startup founders and developers will be working with IBM to further expand its D – NA program.

The D – NA cloud-based learning and enablement provides digital competency and nurtures innovation in Africa. The platform communicates with the user to build a profile, gives an overview of the current job market and suggests multiple learning paths: Explorer, Innovator and New Collar paths.

The program is being rolled out across the African continent.

AfriLabs is committed to providing its members with tools and platforms necessary to build the digital economy and the IBM D – NA program is focused on equipping African youth with the right digital skills to become active participants in the global economy, whilst also developing solutions to help solve Africa’s challenges.. – Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director, AfriLabs.