Microsoft 4Afrika, Africa Digital Media Institute open game and mobile app development AppFactory in Nairobi, Kenya

Mar 7, 2019

Africa Digital Media Institute

Africa Digital Media Institute partners with Microsoft to open Kenya’s 3rd AppFactory.

Microsoft launched its 18th Africa skills development AppFactory academy in Nairobi today. The 3rd in Kenya after the Mawingu Network and the United States International University AppFactory.

This 3rd one is in partneship with Africa Digital Media Institue(ADMI), a digital media and technology training institute. The partnership will see ADMI establish a dynamic apprenticeship platform for mobile application and game development students.

Microsoft 4Afrika Regional Director Amrote Abdella, said this at the launch of the AppFactory. “Students will acquire skills in programming, cloud computing, and data analytics to address the mismatch of skills in the games and mobile application market.”

Africa Digital Media Institute founding director Wilfred Kiumi shared that “Globally, game development had estimated revenues of $137.9 billion in 2018 and in Kenya, it is predicted that the revenues will be over $31 million by 2022.” He talked about the excitement to launch a new era for skills development and youth empowerment.

The AppFactory academy will be hosted at the ADMI Africa campus in Nairobi. It will also be the first AppFactory to focus on equipping graduates with skills for the gaming sector.