IBM Digital Nation Africa


IBM is on a mission to empower Africans with digital skills and tools to help improve their day to day life and allow them access to a wider range of opportunities.



D-NA will enable African citizens, entrepreneurs, and communities with the knowledge and tools to innovate, and design, develop, and launch their own digital solutions.


High quality ICT education is a key driver of economic vitality in Africa. Through access to career-oriented learning journeys, the D-NA program will enable vital skills development needed to transform a country to the next level of productivity and efficiency.


How IBM uses Cloud and AI

D – NA offers a cloud-based learning and enablement platform, providing digital competency and nurturing innovation in Africa. The platform includes Watson artificial intelligence, which communicates with the user to build a profile, gives an overview of the current job market, and suggests multiple learning paths.


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Edzai Conilias Zvobwo is passionate about empowering Africans through mathematics, problem-solving techniques and media. As such, he founded MathsGee. Through this organisation, he has helped create an ecosystem for disseminating information, training, and supporting STEM education to all African people. A maths evangelist who teaches mathematical thinking as a life skill, Edzai’s quest has seen him being named the SABC Ambassador for STEM; he has been invited to address Fortune 500 C-suite executives at the Mobile 360 North America; was nominated to represent Southern Africa at the inaugural United Nations Youth Skills Day in New York; was invited to be a contributor to the World Bank Group Youth Summit in 2016; has won the 2014 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development award for his contribution to women’s empowerment in education; and has partnered with local and global firms in STEM interventions.