African Development Bank Launches Digital Tool to Train African Youth

African Development Bank and Microsoft Tuesday launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent,in a bid to address African unemployment.

The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, was aimed at promoting a continuous learning culture among young people and build their capacity to shape the continent’s future.

“The youth employment and skills development challenge is a complex issue that requires systemic thinking and bold partnerships…to address the existing skills gap and link youth to decent and sustainable employment,” said the African Development Bank’s Acting Director for Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development, Hendrina Doroba.

“The skills training platform launched today is a testament to the impact that such partnerships can achieve and the bank looks forward to strengthening similar partnerships,” the director added.

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