Africa 2016 – Press Conference: How can we foster digital literacy as a basic skill

World Economic Forum

Published on May 14, 2016

About 11 million young people are entering the African labour market each year but only 1% of school leavers have basic coding skills. Despite the continent’s potential as the world’s fastest growing digital consumer market, companies struggle to find employees with the right digital skills.

Africa Code Week is a continent-wide initiative driven by SAP and partners to spark interest in coding and to shape a skilled workforce.

•Andrew Waititu, Managing Director, SAP East Africa Systems Applications Products (Africa Region), Kenya.
•Jean-Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and Information & Comunications Technology, Rwanda.
•Arnold Kamanzi, Trainer, Africa Code Week.
•Aphrodice Mutangana, kLab General Manager and ACW country ambassador, Rwanda.
•Sunil Geness, Director, Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, Africa, SAP Africa, South Africa.

Moderated by Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum.

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