Social Impact Project for UpSkillH3R
Project Description and Impact
The representation of women in the technology industry has been a topic of concern for many years. Despite progress in recent years, women continue to be underrepresented at 30% compared to their male counterparts.
Globally, by 2030, there will be a shortage of more than 85 million tech workers, representing $8.5 trillion in lost annual revenue, according to management consulting firm Korn Ferry. “Companies are paying more and hiring more, but there is still a shortage of high-skilled tech workers.
According to Quartz, of 420 million African youth aged 15-35, one-third are unemployed and discouraged, another third are vulnerable, and only one in six is in wage employment. 50% of all employees will require digital reskilling (WEF) by 2030; technology will have revolutionized 1 billion occupations worldwide (OECD). This implies that upskilling and reskilling current personnel is the most excellent workforce approach, according to 65% of C-level executives globally (WEF).
However, the current labour market and education outlook are challenging. The number of developers in Africa in 2021 is 716,000 Google and Accenture.
The girls in the UpSkillH3r program were born to address these challenges.
- By 2030, we aim to provide employable tech skills to 500,000 African female undergraduates, low-income or unemployed graduates, and female youths with financially viable employability training, access to a professional network, and mentorship.
- Provide organizations with highly skilled tech talents that can develop innovative solutions.
- Addresses regional (Africa) socio-economic marginalization by increasing the representation of African women in the workforce and creating social and economic value in Africa and the world.
- Contribute to reducing the gender gap in the technology sector by empowering African women and amplifying their voices.
- Make a lasting impact on the lives and careers of talented individuals eager to learn and succeed.
- Learn more about the cultural diversity in the African tech space.
This project accepts virtual experteers.
About the Hosting Organization
Africa Agility is a Non-profit working on Information Technology (IT).