Zindi Joins Forces with Microsoft to Empower Africans to Enter Workforce in AI at GITEX Africa 2024

Zindi CEO and President for Microsoft Africa will be on MoU Stage for a  Live announcement Wednesday May 29th 10.30am

MENA Newswire: 29 May 2024 Marrakesh Morocco – Zindi (Zindi.Africa)  the leading African community for AI, and Microsoft Africa are thrilled to announce their partnership aimed at advancing AI upskilling across the African continent. This groundbreaking collaboration will guide a new generation of tech-savvy young Africans towards skills for the future of work.

Lillian Barnard, President for Microsoft Africa, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating,

“At Microsoft we are witnessing the AI revolution first hand. We are committed to being a responsible steward of AI technology,ensuring that it is developed and used in ways that benefit all Africans to deliver a sustainable and positive impact on the growth of Africa’s economy. Bridging the digital skills gap in Africa is vital to the future success of that endeavour. By partnering with Zindi, we aim to revolutionise AI skilling on the continent, providing cutting-edge AI training and certifications to thousands of developers and future data engineers, preparing the future workers of the world.”

Celina Lee, co-founder and CEO of Zindi, shared her excitement about the collaboration, saying,

“We believe in the transformative power of data and AI to drive economic growth and create opportunities for all Africans. By joining forces with Microsoft, we can help them scale their efforts to democratise access to digital skills, and ensure that individuals across the continent are equipped to succeed in the rapidly transforming modern workplace.”

The partnership will focus on upskilling AI developers across the continent, promoting Microsoft Learn certifications and learning paths through practical learning on Zindi. Through engaging training initiatives, the collaboration aims to reach universities, nonprofits, and corporates, getting young people across the continent ready to apply AI skills and technologies wherever they work.

This alliance between Zindi and Microsoft represents a significant milestone in the digital education landscape of Africa. Together, they are paving the way for a digitally upskilled and empowered Africa, driving sustainable economic growth and reducing bias in AI applications.

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Paul Kennedy, Chief of Staff at Zindi

paul@zindi.afirca | +351 915 879 321