Microsoft launched the 4Afrika Initiative in 2013, with the aim to unlock and accelerate Africa’s potential to create technology not only for the continent, but for the world. The 4Afrika Initiative was launched to help Africa become a cloud-forward continent and to accelerate Africa’s economic growth and competitiveness.
Our mission was to build strategic partnerships that create enabling environments for technology-based business and innovation to thrive.
Today, Microsoft 4Afrika continues to invest in Africa, working alongside start-ups, partners, small-to-medium enterprises, governments and youth, with a focus on delivering affordable access to the internet, developing skilled workforces and investing in local technology solutions.
We aim to empower Africans to create locally relevant solutions, create new digital skills and upskill or reskill existing skills in the marketplace, and provide the tools to expand existing markets and create new markets.
Investing into strategic partnerships has provide much-needed assistance for SME’s, startups and projects across Africa. Partnerships with like-minded stakeholders including governments, startups, hubs and accelerators increases the reach of 4Afrika projects exponentially.
4Afrika believes in the power of technology to empower every person and organisation to achieve more. Technology is a critical enabler of the transformation that will unfold across the continent in the coming decade, which is why Microsoft 4Afrika is a committed partner in this journey.