Smart Africa launches digital academy to curbing the digital divide in Africa

To promote digital transformation in Africa, the Smart Africa Alliance kicked off the Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA), a dynamic pan-African learning ecosystem aimed at capacity-building and skills development activities to enable African citizens to benefit from digital transformation. To this aim, SADA’s activities focus on raising digital awareness, developing 21st-century skills, developing demand-driven skills, and enabling policy and decision-makers toward an agile regulatory regime for Africa. This will be achieved through five strategic areas including capacity building; information technology (IT) advanced training; specialised training in digital technologies; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM) in Education; and information and communication technology (ICT) literacy for all.