Digitalization roadmap for the Kenya Private Schools Association

The Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA), with 9,800 primary and 1,600 secondary schools, 3 million learners and 158,000 teachers, is an important pillar of general education in Kenya. Despite national initiatives, most schools are still far from modern digitalized schools and educational organizations.

KPSA and THESA see a critical need for a practical KPSA digital transformation strategy to support the digitalization of schools, focusing on the digital skills and commitment of school leaders and teachers to implement the digital turnaround.

The project is supported by ESTDEV – the Estonian Centre of International Development Cooperation.

Digital Capacity Building for Namibia’s MSMEs

In Namibia’s pursuit of progress, business development through digitization has emerged as the critical path to prosperity. Initiated by the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) and carried out with the support by BCS Digital Skills Academy (BCS) from Estonia, this project is dedicated to reshaping the nation’s economic and digital landscape. The overarching goal of the project is to craft primary project plans designed to enhance the digital capabilities of Namibian MSMEs over a 3–5-year horizon.

SME Digital Maturity Upskilling and Accelerator Program Development, Piloting and Transfer to University of Botswana Innovation Centre

Project Overview

The SME Digital Maturity Upskilling and Accelerator Program aims to enhance digital capabilities among key personnel of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Botswana. Running from May 1, 2024, to May 31, 2025, this initiative is led by BCS Digital Skills Academy (BCS Koolitus AS) in close partnership with the University of Botswana Innovation Centre (UBIC).

Project Activities

The project unfolds in several stages. Initially, from May to October 2024, the focus will be on developing competence profiles for SME digital leaders and defining the necessary learning outcomes to create a comprehensive curriculum. Following this, from August to December 2024, the project will design two key programs: an 8-day training program tailored for company managers and a more extensive 3 to 6-month accelerator program for company teams. These programs will include detailed time and activity plans featuring theoretical lessons, practical tasks, discussions, and debates.

From November 2024 to April 2025, the project will concentrate on developing educational materials, including instructional guides and slide materials, along with AI-generated video lectures for the main theoretical modules. The final stage, occurring between April and May 2025, involves pilot testing these programs and materials, as well as conducting train-the-trainer seminars to ensure the program’s sustainability and effectiveness.