Planning and Building Inclusive Digital Transformation Strategies in the context of COVID-19 to meet the SDGs and Agenda 2063






Announcement in Brief

Type :Short Term Course
Programme Area :Inclusive Digital Transformation
Beginning of the course :April 05 2021
Duration :10 weeks
Language :Bilingual (English & French)
Location :Web Based E-Learning
Fee :Covered by UNECA / UNCDF
Application Deadline :March 26 2021
Specific target audience :

Technocrat from transformative government
agencies in the field of Digital Transformation
(ICT, Innovation, Digital Economy, Finance,
Telecommunications, Central banks, others),

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The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) are organising an on-line course on “Planning and building inclusive digital transformation strategies in the context of covid-19 to meet SDGs and Agenda 2063”. The overarching objective of the course is to empower government representatives, civil servants and policy makers in becoming successful agents of change in the development or improvement of their national digital transformation journeys in the midst and post covid-19. In particular it will address the key aspect ofinclusiveness, and provide with the tool to measure the progress of the inclusive of a digital transformation.

The course will be delivered on-line from April 5, 2021 to June 18, 2021. It is free and will be moderated asynchronously on a weekly basis and participants are required to participate in the weekly on-line discussions. In addition, each module has interactive lessons that provide the core content around the topic for that module and an audio commented powerpoint slides. A certificate will be delivered to participants who will pass all the tests and the exam by the UNCDF & IDEP. In some specific countries where UNCDF operates (Benin, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia) operates, a dedicated follow-up will be done with participants to turn the learnings of the course into inclusive actions for their country


At the end of this course, participants will be able to frame an inclusive digital transformation strategy in a post-covid19 world with the objective to become an agent of change in the digital journey of their own country. around digital public policies designed to achieve the SDG’s and the AU Agenda 2063 and will be able to frame a digital transformation strategy in a post-Covid-19 world. 

 Participants will be able to:

    ·    Identify key digital economy concepts, trends, opportunities and challenges faced by the African continent;

    ·    Learn about a broad range of policy approaches on digital economy enablers such as digital infrastructure, skills and innovation

    ·    Understand the key elements and the process of developing an enabling regulatory environment for the digital sector

    ·    Have in depth knowledge around African digital initiatives and the objective of creating an African Single Digital Market

    ·    Make an analysis of their national digital sector to develop the framework of an inclusive national digital transformation strategy

    ·    Understand how to monitor the implementation of a digital strategy using UNCDF’s Inclusive Digital Economy Scorecard (IDES).