01Talent Africa and the local authorities accelerate digital transformation of Africa at Africities summit
01Talent Africa has been actively been involved in this year’s Africities Summit as it seeks to boost the skills of young people in the continent.
In Africa, like in too many other parts of the world, young people are too often left behind when it comes to obtaining digital skills they need to be able to get great jobs in high tech sectors.
Africa’s education and training systems need to embrace disruptive education models that will empower all talents to become the change agent for the sustainable development of the continent. This is the reason why 01Talent Africa and its partner UCLG Africa are convinced that the digital transformation rush calls for a massive development of digital skills, requiring talent from larger pools of population.
01Talent Africa creates life changing opportunities for young african talent to become digital pioneers and leaders of the African Digital Transformation.
“By creating Zone01 Centers of Collective Intelligence in partnership with local authorities, we offer African youth the opportunity to unleash their creative potential and lead the digital transformation of the continent.” adds Deror Sultan, Cofounder and CEO of 01Talent.
By breaking down barriers of cost and access to world class digital education and highly qualified employment, 01Talent Africa creates equal opportunities for aspiring coders of all backgrounds. Not only do 01Talent Africa offers them an opportunity to become world class full stack software developers, but also a guaranteed job in its international talent agency.
01Talent Africa has been showcasing how the development of digital skills can trigger the continent transformation, and how its Collective Intelligence Centers - the Zone01 - can seed the African cities ecosystem with talent, and strengthen their attractiveness by massively creating local tech jobs.
01Talent Africa is also co-organizing in partnership with UCLG Africa, CIO Mag and Deloitte a “Recode Our World Day” Conference, which is scheduled on May 18th from 9 am to 12:30 pm and will address the key topic of “Why is digital transformation above all a territorial issue?”.
The first part of the conference will put into perspective the importance of digital in the development of territories and cities, but also as a necessary but not sufficient factor for the success of any national development policy. During this conference, 01Talent Africa will highlight the role of skills and talent development as a key prerequisite for any sustainable and efficient digital transformation policy.
The second part of the conference will focus on the presentation of the “African Smart Territory Index”, a barometer of the digital maturity of African territories developed in partnership with UCLG Africa and Deloitte. This barometer is intended to be a common repository, organized around the essential functions that a city or territory must address and will detail how digital can influence a city's performance in each of these major functions. It also will be an opportunity for UCLG Africa to announce the launch of the Network of Secondary Smart Cities (NSSC).
Simultaneously, 01Talent Africa in partnership with Jokkolabs and LakeHub, two african innovations hubs, is organizing a Hackathon from May 17th to 19th to find innovative Tech solutions for the main challenges faced by intermediary cities: nurturing a sustainable city, building a sustainable city, maintaining city assets, infrastructure and facilities in a smart and efficient way for citizens, city management (civic-tech, tax collection, etc.). The format of the event is based on the value of 01Talent : teamwork, collaboration and creativity. An official reward event will happen on May 19th @ 4pm at 01Talent booth. The winners will get support from 01Talent trained coders to develop their prototype. The Digital Revolution has made the world a village and 01Talent Africa is proud to connect Africa to the world's digital ecosystem of talent it deploys globally.
Every day of the summit at 2 pm, 01Talent Africa will Live Demo the 01Edu peer-to-peer learning platform and showcase to the summit participants the fundamentals of Zone01 inclusive campus for Code learning & digital employment. It will cover how territories will be able to identify their future local talents, how their 2 years free learning experience will change their life and how its model can guarantee a paid employment as full stack developers at the end of the curriculum.
Together with African local authorities , 01Talent Africa can develop a network of Zone01 in Africa and create the collective dynamics that will Recode Africa with African talents.