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Workshops in Technology for Africans from the African App Launchpad Initiative

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The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, in collaboration with the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center announced the African App Launchpad initiative within the closing ceremony of the World Youth Forum (WYF) 2018 on Nov 6, 2018 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The African App Launchpad (AAL) initiative is an Africa-wide platform aiming to build the capacity of Egyptian and African youth and the foster establishment of sustainable Egyptian and African startups in the area of the advanced ever-changing app and game technologies.

AAL targets building the capacity of ten thousand learners and establishing one hundred startups. AAL works by availing a high-quality, technology-learning online platform through crowd-sourcing top online content developed by prestigious universities and leading companies, and delivered through three leading MOOCs; Coursera, edX, and Udacity.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Citizens of each participating African state can submit their application through the initiative website currently being developed.
  2. Applicants are accepted as learners subject to fulfilling the following criteria:
  • Higher-education graduate of the year 2006 or after or about to graduate in the next two years.
  • Good knowledge of essential ICT technologies as proven by University degree in ICT specialization.
  1. Min 5-year work track in ICT proven by stamped reference letters and approved by the corresponding African state’s focal point
  2. Min 6-month international training record in software technologies proven by formal certificates and approved by the corresponding African state’s focal point.
  • In case of limited seats, priority is given to those with a university degree then to those with work experience then to those with training record.

Benefits:

  1. Free top-quality learning track in one of the advanced app and game technologies.
  2. Prestigious international certificate after successfully completing the learning track.
  3. Potential chance to attend a local learning group to experience cross-learning and discuss business impact of the underlying technologies.
  4. Opportunity to join startup competitions where each winning startup is awarded USD 2K in additional to possible seed fund or incubation service.
  5. Being informed of Africa-wide employment opportunities.

About TIEC:

The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) aims to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in ICT for the benefit of national economy. The center has been launched at Smart Village on Monday 27th of September 2010.

Their vision is to become the Leading Regional Hub and world-class center for ICT based innovations and entrepreneurship. They work to stimulate an innovation-based economy through strategizing, facilitating, and promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and the creation of intellectual property in ICT and its applications.

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Eligibility

Nationality
Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Comoros, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia
Country of residence
Central African Republic, South Africa
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Studying

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Young Professionals
Funding
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Participation fees, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Egypt
Required Documents
Degree Certificate, Copy of Passport, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
High School Diploma
Required Languages
No Language Required
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