On 2nd March, 2018 Global Peace Foundation Kenya held talks with IBM to explore avenues of collaboration in implementing IBM’s Digital Nation Africa program in existing Leap Hub spaces.
Digital Nation Africa (DNA) is a cloud-based learning platform designed to provide free skills development programs for up to 25 million African youths over a period of five years, enabling digital competence and nurturing innovation in Africa. For the youth of Africa to be able to benefit from a cognitive future there needs to be a much higher level of digital literacy. At the top of the skills pyramid are developers, who need to know how to create solutions that can leverage the power of cognitive, and entrepreneurs who are aware of the potential. The platform is designed to help raise overall digital literacy, increase the number of skilled developers able to tap into cognitive engines and enable entrepreneurs grow there businesses around the new solutions.
DNA aligns well with GPF’s Smart Workforce Readiness in schools which equips students with the latest technological skills required to succeed in today’s workforce