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  • The demand for cybersecurity skills in Africa has increased by 35% over the past year.
  • Africa has a significant digital skills gap, which could create 650 million training opportunities and a $130 billion market by 2030.
  • An increasing number of companies are working to develop programs to reduce the IT skills gap on the continent.

Over the past few years, Africa is facing a significant digital skills gap, which is stunting growth of economies for the majority of the continent’s nations. 

A study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) indicates that by 2030, about 230 million jobs across the continent will require some level of digital skills. These opportunities have the potential of giving rise to 650 million training opportunities and an estimated $130 billion market.

To harness the emerging opportunities, an increasing number of local and international firms are developing programs to help reduce the IT skills gap on