Advanced IT training and employment in Africa

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AmaliTech gGmbH offers employment pathways in the ICT sector to young graduates in Sub-Saharan Africa. Individuals have the opportunity to participate in a free, three to six months training programme, covering both hard and soft skills required to be successful in the ICT sector. After successful completion, trainees are offered jobs in one of AmaliTech’s service centres, where we connect them to European clients to provide high-quality digital services in software engineering, data science and other specializations. The programme aims to offer training to over 3,000 individuals and create at least 1,000 jobs in Ghana and Rwanda by 2025.

This commitment is part of:

Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth

Entity

AmaliTech gGmbH Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • nexum AG

    Private sector

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
  • 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
  • 5.5 Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
  • 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

Key Highlight On Guiding Principle

  • Focus on the creation of decent jobs and the improvement of the quality of work
  • Promotion of gender equality
  • Expanding investments in youth for quality education and skills development

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AmaliTech recruits graduates into the AmaliTech Training Academies to undergo its free training programme in IT/Digital skills offering diverse employment pathways. We operate training centres in Ghana and Rwanda in which we offer three to six months training programmes covering hard and soft skills required to be successful in the ICT sector. After successful completion, trainees are empowered to apply their acquired skills in the local and international job market. Graduate Trainees will be offered jobs in one of AmaliTech’s service centres, where we connect them to European clients to provide high-quality digital services in software engineering, data science and other specializations. The income generated from these service contracts is fed directly back into financing and growing our training program. Trainees are also welcomed to use AmaliTech as a platform to start their entrepreneurial career in the ICT sector. 


The approach combines training with employment and continuous learning because evidence shows that this is by far the most effective approach. The partner nexum is supporting this approach by offering on-the-job mentoring & coaching. 


By 2025, AmaliTech aims to offer training to over 3,000 individuals and create at least 1,000 jobs in Ghana and Rwanda.
The jobs offered are all formal jobs (both full-time and part-time) with a salary significantly above the local minimum wage. We are actively promoting gender equality and inclusion of people with disabilities, working closely together with relevant local stakeholders.


AmaliTech is supported by German development cooperation via the GIZ’s “Invest for Jobs” initiative.

https://amalitech.org/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/amalitech/
https://www.instagram.com/amalitech_ggmbh/
https://twitter.com/AmaliTech_gGmbh
https://www.dw.com/en/young-ghanaians-meet-german-businesses/av-59515474

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • Progress: 70 out of 3000 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

    Number of young graduates trained in one of AmaliTech’s training programs covering three to six months of material in trainees’ chosen specialization (software engineering, software testing, data science, Salesforce development, among others) as well as professional skills.

    BY: Dec 2025
  • Progress: 27 out of 1000 jobs created for young people, including through subsidized employment and entrepreneurship

    8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

    Full-time, high-skilled and permanent jobs created for graduates of AmaliTech’s training program either in AmaliTech’s Service Centers or with other comparable employers (such as nexum).

     

    BY: Dec 2025

Start

01-Sep-2021

End

31-Dec-2025

USD 7,075,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

3,000

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: All ages 20-24, 25-29, 30-35

Primarily:
  • Graduates of second-level education and students in third-level education or beyond

Challenges faced in implementation

AmaliTech is highly committed to achieve gender equality and empower as many women as possible to join our training academies and to start a career in tech. However, we are currently having some challenges in recruiting female graduates with STEM or Computer Science background. Women are still underrepresented in the IT space due to a number of factors, among them an ongoing misconception that male would perform better in IT and/or STEM. AmaliTech has therefore increased its efforts to eliminate these misconceptions and to boost confidence of females in pursuing a career in IT and its related industries by organising coding boot camps for females ranging from the Junior high school level to tertiary level. Apart from that we continued our Women Talk Tech webinar series to stimulate interest IT among females students and graduates for the field of IT.   

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