Inspired by African tech innovations, we imagine an ever-growing legion of learners, students, teachers, experts, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, communities and organizations, working together. To inspire, to explore, design and build. To bridge the digital divide and cleverly use technological advancements with one common goal: to shape the future of Africa.

AI IN AFRICA; WE IGNITE YOUNG SUPER CITIZENS* TO DESIGN THE AFRICA OF TOMORROW.

*if you have BIG love for Africa and always push to better yourself and the lives of others, you’re a super citizen.

OUR MISSION

Our mission drives us to inspire a new generation of change makers and give them the means they need to shape the future of Africa.

Our love for Africa and our passion for ‘tech for good’ excites and energizes us. They are the ingredients that bind us to master the skill of design-thinking and to create solutions that solve real-world problems.

We are conscious, we think holistically and we act together to give our mutual commitment to the future real meaning. 

Interested in Open Community Innovation, developing 4IR skills and paying it forward?

WHY AI IN AFRICA

The AI revolution has begun in Africa, and it’s going to enable us to do more than ever before.

We are committed to equipping learners with 21st-century skills, which will help prepare South Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution and lay the fundamental building blocks to creating an inclusive society.

GIRLS BOOTCAMP SERIES

The AI in Africa Girls Bootcamp series is a social impact programme of Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation and Fliptin Venture Builder.

This exciting 3-day bootcamp is open to girls aged 15-18 from previously disadvantaged communities to create purposeful, high impact solutions that tackle challenges ranging from community safety to unemployment and education.

These girls-only bootcamps attempt to address the systematic exclusion of youth in a variety of 21st-century careers by offering a powerful platform to acquire new tools and knowledge, bettering their prospects at female digital inclusion and subsequently, socio-economic forecast.

WHY GIRLS

We believe girls should be at the center of the changes technology will bring.

We aim to give them a head start by immersing them in this intervention. We believe that each girl should have the opportunity to explore opportunities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) careers.

Raising the number of female professionals in STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) is a key step towards creating greater gender equality, and creating a strong and diverse base of women who will be future leaders. We want to instill a mindset change in all of the girls attending the event, to let them know that they are the future and that they can do anything they put their mind to.

WHY COMMUNITIES

We know that there isn’t a shortage of ideas, skills and imagination in our communities, what is often missing is access to platforms to demonstrate these abilities. We are committed to affording youth from previously disadvantaged communities the opportunity to develop their talents and technical understanding through our bootcamps.

AI IN AFRICA AMBITION

Our 2020-2023 programs focus on talent identification, skill & knowledge development, job creation and the creation of open innovation communities in four African countries.

School program

This program aims to identify and upskill talented female high-school learners in their pursuit of tertiary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education. Activities include awareness-raising school roadshow campaigns, train-the-teacher programs, boot-camps and cross-border hackathons.

STEAM career program

This program aims to support female graduate high school learners in their pursuit of a STEAM career. It is a key step towards creating greater gender equality and creating a strong and diverse base of women who will be future leaders. Activities include advanced training & coaching, accelerators, internships and job placements.  

Start-up program

This program aims to catalyse innovation for entrepreneurs, corporations and start-ups via Open Innovation Communities. Activities include meet-ups, ideation and co-creation programs and incubators. Key is that companies engage with the communities they serve and operate in and create world-class tech based solutions.

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