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The 4Afrika Initiative focuses on three critical areas of development for the continent – World-class skills, Access and Innovation.

Each of these focuses on different aspects that will help empower African youth, entrepreneurs, developers and business and civic leaders to turn great ideas into a reality that can help their community, their country, the continent, and beyond.

Click through to the video and hear what the leaders of the initiative have to say about it.

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About our 3 focus areas

World-class skills
To accelerate capacity building and skills development, Microsoft has established the Afrika Academy world-class education platform leveraging online and offline learning tools to help Africans develop both technical and business skills for entrepreneurship and improved employability. Learn more.
Access
Access to technology particularly cloud services and smart devices can and will serve as a great accelerator for African competitiveness. The 4Afrika Initiative intends to help provide affordable access to smart devices to improve access to the internet in Africa broadly, and to facilitate access to free web services for small and medium businesses. Learn more.
Innovation
Microsoft wants to help ignite African Innovation for the continent and for the world. We are committed to working closely with African ISVs and developers to accelerate the development of highly relevant Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps by Africans, for Africa. Learn more.

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If you're looking for answers or have any queries regarding the 4Afrika Initiative, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time. Contact us now!