Digital Skills for an Innovative East African Industry (dSkills@EA) Program 2024

 Deadline: 31st of May 2024

The 2024 Digital Skills for an Innovative East African Industry (dSkills@EA) Program is now accepting applications.
Part of the East African Community (EAC) project, “Digital Skills for an Innovative East African Industry” (dSkills@EA), which is being carried out by GIZ and IUCEA throughout all EAC Partner States, is “Digital Innovations for Business Resilience in the EAC – Innovators Sprint up Programme.”

Objectives of the Digital Skills for an Innovative East African Industry (dSkills@EA) Programme
The overall objective of this programme is to train and equip young innovators and budding entrepreneurs at universities and recent graduates across seven (7) EAC Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda) with skills in innovation management and startup venture building., and enhance capacities of young innovators from each Partner State to establish sustainable business models, gain access to knowledge and tools needed to operate a Startup venture and scale up to growth and investment and facilitate linkages to the innovation ecosystem network for mentorship, coaching and peer-to-peer learning.

Target Countries:

  • Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Suda, Tanzania, Uganda


  • An Early Stage Innovator
  • University Students and Recent Graduates
  • 18-35 years old

Programme Components:

  • Tailored Needs Assessment
  • 8 Week Capacity Building Program
  • Entrepreneur Coaching and Mentorship
  • Regional Linkages to the Innovation Ecosystem
  • Cross Border Policy Engagement

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