AfDB employment program selects 500 digital ambassadors


The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Coding for Employment program has selected 500 changemakers, 45% of them women, from four countries for the Digital Ambassadors pilot program.

According to a press release, the selected digital ambassadors will complete a three-month course in which they will be equipped with in-demand digital skills, such as software development, as well as soft skills, such as problem solving, managing project and communication.

They will then lead a peer-to-peer training model that aims to extend digital skills to more young Africans, especially in rural communities where internet connectivity is limited.

The Bank and its technical partner, Microsoft, selected the Digital Ambassadors from more than 21,000 applications received from across Africa. For this first edition, the 500 Digital Ambassadors have been selected in four countries where the Coding for Employment program is operational, namely Côte d’Ivoire (75), Kenya (100), Nigeria (150) and Senegal. (175).

“The Digital Ambassador Program comes at the right time as the Bank puts the finishing touches to the 2022-2025 Action Plan on Skills for Employability and Productivity in Africa.

The action plan will equip African youth with skills that are in high demand; skills required by the labor market. The two will complement each other and positively impact the African workforce and drive economic transformation,” said Martha Phiri, Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development at the Bank.

After graduation, Digital Ambassadors will receive information and communication technology toolkits from the Bank and Microsoft so they can deliver the same training within their local communities.

The Bank launched Coding for Employment in 2018 to equip young Africans with demand-driven information and communication technology skills to position them competitively in the global job market.

The program has established information and communication technology hubs with partner universities in its countries of operation and provided digital skills training to over 150,000 young people, 135,000 of whom were reached through the platform Coding for Employment eLearning and the Digital Nigeria platform.


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