Empowering African youth with digital skills to affect the Green Economy

Africa Code Week - How we scaled a gender positive digital skills education program across the continent of Africa

TV Studio 5
Project or report lab
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
17:20 to 18:05

Spearheaded in 2015 by SAP’s EMEA CSR department as part of its social investments to drive sustainable growth in Africa, Africa Code Week has introduced coding skills to more than 8 million young Africans so far.

This session will address the following issues:

  • How the raising of digital skills for young people in Africa, especially girls, will positively affect the Green Economy.
  • The background and scaling of the Africa Code Week program to 37 countries.
  • The focus on Girls in technology in the the Green Economy.
  • Insights on constructing an SDG 17 with public and private partners.
  • Ensuring legacy for projects such as Africa Code Week.
  • Developing localised Africa Code Week open source curriculum content with the Scratch Foundation MIT.

Contact Session organiser

Please feel free to send an email to the following address

adam.hunter@sap.com

Organised by

Speakers

Moderator
Alia SAHALY
Program Manager Orange Digital Center Deployment and Strategic Partnerships
Orange
Donal CRONIN
Director, Multilateral Unit-EU
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland
Alexandra VAN DER PLOEG
Head of Global Corporate Social Responsibility
SAP SE
Davide STORTI
Coordinator of the YouthMobile Initiative
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)