Supporting digital skills for the next generation


Digital skills are a basic necessity for internet-based participation in society and politics, greater employability and the critical use of new media.

Both the formal and non-formal (out-of-school) education systems play a special role in this context. Classical learning formats are increasingly being complemented, expanded or even replaced by digital formats.

However, the education systems in many states, including in some African countries, are unable to keep pace with technological progress in all domains. Providing students – the drivers of development – with the digital skills necessary for the continent’s long-term digital development is proving to be a great challenge.


Education stakeholders in the digital ecosystems of selected African countries are strengthened in terms of promoting digital skills among children and youth.


The project supports African partners in efforts to promote digital skills among children and young people. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the project is taking a pan-African approach to strengthening structures within the digital education ecosystem. The main partners are representatives of African ministries, civil society organisations and the private sector.

The work of GenerationDigital! comprises three pillars: technical and financial advice, support for regional networking and access to financial support. African ministries, national civil society organisations and regional networks can apply for funding for digital projects (demand-based fund).

Last update: February 2023

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