Our vision is to build a world of well digitally skilled and innovative tech oriented proffesionals who through harnessing the power of their technology training will develop and complete meaningful projects and solve local needs for social good.
Our mission is to provide a wide variety of consistent, relevant, cutting-edge, and quality knowledge and skills by utilizing current Internet technologies and proven teaching practices implemented by a team of professionals to meet the growing opportunities in the tech Industry in Africa.
We believe that students will become productive citizens when challenged and mentored in leadership, entrepreneurship problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
The DCA Digital Academy.
DCA Digital Academy was established to provide training on various topics, all related to the Internet – from how to effectively use it, to its governance – so as to increase Internet literacy in Africa. This project, in conjunction with other DCA’s projects, is aimed at achieving the organization’s objective of advancing education in information technology to the African society.
The DCA Digital Academy provides the tools and skills to foster leadership, entrepreneurships and also connecting youth and women to innovation highways, this way Africa can be part of the foundations of a developed technologically aware society.
The Academy targets ICT graduates who must be African citizens, and have graduated from recognized undergraduate programmes in the last two years and attained First or Upper Second Class Honours (or the equivalent).
We offer a 3-6 month Internship training with a mix of public and private sector engagement, intensely specialized on-site industry training, and certification. Our program includes Web development and SEO, Blogging, Internet Governance and Policy, Social Media Management, Digital Marketing, Research, and Knowledge management.
Other courses in partnership with specialty international organizatinos include, Internet of things, Artificial intelligence and machine learning, Big data, and Tech preneurship.
In addition, trainees work with seasoned mentors for career guidance and are challenged to innovate with a view to enhancing modern ICT, and Business services. Our interns are able to learn latest research methods with best practices using qualitative studies of online communication to aid their day to day work skills.
Successful DCA Academy trainees graduate with a merit certificate and may get thus a preference in joining the private sector in ICT-Business related positions.
The DCA Digital Academy training courses are modeled after similar international initiatives in Europe, United States and South America. The academy conducts training, both online and on the ground and this is to ensure that it has a wide coverage.
The Academy also leads in thought leadership by providing avenues for idea sharing and crafting solutions for societal needs through web forums, webinars and fireside sessions.