The Cape Verdean government announced the archipelago will host the first Collective Intelligence Centre in Africa this year, with the aim of creating 3,000 jobs for computer programmers over the next decade.
According to information from the Ministry of Finance of Cape Verde, a Memorandum of Understanding has already been signed between the Government and the company “Zona01”, for the creation of “Zona01 Cabo Verde”, the first Collective Intelligence Centre in the African continent.
“It is about creating an exponential accelerator of opportunities for youth and for the Cape Verdean and African digital economy. The objective is to train and create 3,000 jobs for computer programmers in a period of 10 years”, highlighted the Government.
The executive added that by the end of this year “300 talented young people from Cape Verde and 26 African partner countries will be selected meritocratically based on their cognitive abilities and their motivation” to join “the first group at this centre”.
“No previous experience in computer programming or academic qualifications will be required”, read a note from the Ministry of Finance.
The note explained that the signing of this cooperation agreement aims to launch a teaching program in digital programming and innovation, “which aims to develop the technical skills and employability of the talents required by the growing digitalization of the economy and the labor market” in Cape Verde.