Coding For Employment Program

The African Development Bank Coding for Employment program in partnership with Microsoft is aimed at preparing youth for careers in technology and innovation and making them job-ready.

Program Description

– Coding for Employment

The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched the Coding for Employment  (CfE) program as a part of the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (2016 – 2025) to address the digital skills gap among African youths by providing demand-driven basic, intermediate and advanced digital skills training plus job linkages and equipping youths across Africa with the skills and opportunities needed to secure ICT, ICT-enabled, and ICT services employment.

Target beneficiaries

The target beneficiaries in the Coding for Employment (CfE) program are youths who are currently employed, underemployed or unemployed with a minimum of secondary school education or its equivalent and proficiency in numeracy and verbal communication. Particular consideration will be given to women as 50% of all participants in the Coding for Employment Program must be women.

Program Categories

Below are the three main program categories


This is the beginner level of the program and it targets recent graduates and young professionals who need to improve proficiency in any Microsoft Office tool and develop the basic digital skills needed to work effectively in today’s work environment. This training also introduces participants to software programming and data science.


The Intermediate Skills Training will focus on training participating youths on functional software programming, frontend design, and data science to equip them with the skills needed to pursue careers in Data Science, Frontend Design, and Software Programming. This program will be completed both online and onsite.


This training is for participants with foundational programming and data science skills and desire to develop skills in Advanced Programming, Machine Learning and Python, AI and Machine Learning, AI Strategy, and BOT Framework, Building Bots with Node Js. and REST, and Developing Intelligent Chatbot.


McAnderson Institute of Technology

A forward-thinking institute building a community of tech talents with up to date globally relevant and practical knowledge. MIT is using a hands-on practical approach and technology to accelerate digital skill training for individuals and organizations. Leading to the required Professional certifications from bodies such as Microsoft, Oracle, CISCO, etc. Hence, offering the following key training course options: Mobile Apps Development, Website Design and Development; and Network & Systems Engineering

AfDB-Coding for Employment Beneficiaries Feedback from the Covenant University And Gombe State University Centers


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