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Digital Skills Marketplace

Location

South Africa

Date

2019 - Present

Description

Since 2005, Google.org has worked to extend the reach of innovators and connect them with a unique blend of support that includes funding, tools, and volunteers from Google. These innovators are the believers-turned-doers who have made the biggest impact on the communities they represent, and whose work has the potential to produce meaningful change that can scale. Though each project poses a fresh challenge, Google.org asks the same question every time: “How can it bring the best of Google to power their work and accelerate their progress?”

IA Role

In South Africa, Google.org is supporting Impact Amplifier to develop a series of interventions to support the digital skills ecosystem.  Over the last five years the demand and supply of digital skills in South Africa has rapidly increased.  However, there is a material gap between the skills needed by the market and those being produced by the various training organisations.  

In addition to this gap, certain digital skills offer a unique opportunity to leverage low income people marginalised by access to formal education out of poverty. To address these issues, Impact Amplifier will be providing business / capacity development to 10 digital skills organisations to adapt their training toward market demand and linking their graduates to high value job opportunities.

Status Update

Recent Work

Building Resilience and Impact Assessments

Client:

Nando's

Locations:

South Africa, USA, United Kingdom, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi

Date:

2012 - Present

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Capacity Building Programme For Entrepreneurs and Intermediaries

Client:

SAIS

Locations:

South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana

Date:

2019 - Present

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Africa Online Safety Fund

Client:

Google.org

Locations:

Senegal, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia

Date:

June 2020 - Present

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South African Food Ecosystem Impact Assessment

Client:

FoodForward South Africa (FFSA)

Locations:

South Africa

Date:

June 2020 - Present

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Scaling Digital Skills

Client:

The World Bank & YES (Youth Employment Service)

Locations:

South Africa

Date:

September 2020 - Present

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Social Innovation Accelerator and Fund

Client:

SAB Foundation

Locations:

South Africa

Date:

2018 - Present

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