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Ecobank Group partners with Microsoft to upskill SMEs in 33 countries in Africa

Ecobank, the pan-African banking group, is partnering with Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub and Ecobank Academy to train and equip Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across sub-Saharan Africa. The training will provide SMEs with digital skills and knowledge to reach their full potential. As well as play a vital role in driving Africa’s

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1.1M Africans acquire digital skills during COVID-19

Microsoft is announcing it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories acquire digital skills. Out of this, over one million learners across Africa participated in the Microsoft Global Skills program. The global skills initiative offers free online courses across Microsoft, LinkedIn, and GitHub learning platforms. It

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30 million learners participate in the free Microsoft digital skills initiative

Over 30.7 million people across the globe have participated in the free Microsoft global digital skills initiative. The company says this sharing an update on the initiative's progress nine months on. An increase from the 10 million reached in September last year and surpasses the planned target of 25 million.

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Microsoft Global Skills Initiative formally launches in Kenya

Microsoft officially launches its Global Skills Initiative program in Kenya today. The announcement comes as the company unveils a private sector partnership agreement with Stanbic Kenya and the Kenya Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development. The partnership aims to enhance the employability of Kenyan citizens through digital upskilling to

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Stanbic, Microsoft initiative to put 2K Kenya youth in jobs by the end of 2021

Two thousand unemployed youths in Kenya are set to gain employment after taking part in a digital skills initiative. Led by Stanbic Kenya, Microsoft Kenya and the Kenya Ministry of Trade, Industrialization and Enterprise Development. The digital skills initiative seeks to upskill about 50,000 people affected by the covid-19 pandemic

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Ekiti State Government partners with Microsoft to train youth

The youth in Ekiti State, Nigeria, will benefit from a new collaboration between the state government and Microsoft Nigeria. The partnership will see the youth acquire new digital skills, get certified and become employable. Ekiti State Government will also invest about two hundred thousand dollars in two thousand participants with

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Microsoft partners with Social Change Factory to launch skills initiative in Senegal

Microsoft is collaborating with Social Change Factory to launch a digital skills initiative in Senegal. Through the partnership Social change is offering free access to learning content, recognized Microsoft certification and professional opportunities. This is part of Microsoft's Global Skills Initiative programme to help twenty-five million people worldwide acquire digital skills.

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TechSoup launch Microsoft Digital Skills Center for Nonprofits

The Microsoft Digital Skills Center for Nonprofits seeks to empower organizations do more good with the help of technology tools. TechSoup is introducing Microsoft Digital Skills Center for Nonprofits in a new collaboration with Microsoft. The digital skills center will have a focus on nonprofits and will exist within the TechSoup

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Microsoft and African Development Bank boost Nigerian women in ICT with All-Female Coding for Employment cohort

In July 2018 Microsoft, Facebook and The Rockefeller Foundation partnered with the African Development Bank to announce Coding for Employment. An initiative seeking to bridge the digital skills divide among African youths. To kick start the program and to celebrate women's month Microsoft and the African Development Bank(AfDB) have started

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