Skills for Africa

SAP to Promote Job Creation and Drive Technology Innovation Through Investments in East African Entrepreneurs

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SAP NEWSBYTE — April 22, 2015  /3BL Media/ —  In alignment with the Skills for Africa initiative from SAP SE (NYSE: SAP), which promotes education to improve the problem of chronic youth unemployment and expand the IT workforce, SAP and Acumen today announced an investment in a program for social entrepreneurs in East Africa, designed to help the companies grow and scale.

SAP World Bank Partnership Connects Education to Jobs in Africa


Education is a wonderful thing, but in this day and age it’s most powerful when it leads to real jobs. That’s the idea behind SAP’s latest partnership with the World Bank to provide disadvantaged people in Africa with skills training, mentorship, and eventually jobs.

SAP Skills for Africa Class Graduates in Nairobi


The first 52 students signed up for the SAP Skills for Africa programme have been presented with their SAP Certifications at a graduation ceremony held at Multimedia University. The Kenya ICT Board reports that the fully-sponsored programme, which kicked off late July is aimed at bridging the demand for specialised ICT skills in Kenyan companies and increasing the employability of youths..

Africa: SAP Holds Its First Skills for Africa Graduation


In July 2013, SAP set embarked on a training programme aimed at bridging the demand for specialised ICT skills in Kenyan companies while also increasing youth employment. Today, the first group of 52 students were presented with SAP Certification at a graduation ceremony held at Multi-Media University. The 52 were fully sponsored by SAP through the programme. Also sponsoring the programme are the Kenya Ministry of Information Communications & Technology through the ICT Authority and Multi Media University.

SAP Africa's Skills for Africa Programme Gains Momentum with Graduation of Kenyan Students


On the heels of SAP Africa's recent announcement of an agreement with the World Bank to consolidate skills development efforts in Africa, SAP Africa today announced that the first group of students, from Kenya, have successfully graduated from the Skills for Africa training certification.

Video Interview with Pfungwa Serima, CEO, SAP Africa

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Pfungwa Serima, CEO of SAP Africa, explains, among other things, the impact of the company’s Skills for Africa program at the US-Africa Business Summit. Serima believes that international institutions are turning to Africa to invest as the continent offers unrivaled business opportunities. He explains that one of SAP’s aims is to educate young people with a specific view to making them employable when they finish their education, and that it is speaking to governments as well as its customers and partners to achieve this aim.

World Bank, SAP Jointly Address Skills Development in Africa


SAP Africa, a subsidiary of SAP AG, and the World Bank are moving forward with plans to collaborate on skills development in Africa, the groups announced earlier this month.

SAP Skills for Africa Programme Launched In Kenya


Kenya’s Ministry of Information Communications and Technology through Kenya ICT Board, SAP and Multi Media University have partnered to launch an ICT skills training programme to enhance employability for graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The programme, dubbed Skills for Africa, is part of a larger African effort focusing on five countries that was officially launched by SAP in May.

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