Empowering Africa's Tech Ecosystem

Moringa School, a leading multidisciplinary coding institution, has joined forces with Safaricom and M-Pesa Africa to revolutionize the landscape of digital Application Programming Interface (API) training and certification across Africa. This groundbreaking partnership aims to equip tech enthusiasts continent-wide with the skills needed to develop and integrate products into digital solutions like M-Pesa, fostering innovation and accelerating the growth of the M-Pesa ecosystem.

Closing the Talent Gap

At the core of this initiative lies the goal of addressing the prevailing skills shortfall within Africa's tech industry. By providing specialized training in API development, the program seeks to bridge the gap between the demand for developers and the limited availability of skilled professionals. This imbalance has often resulted in a talent war among larger players, leaving SMEs and micro-SMEs without access to affordable talent. Through targeted education initiatives, the partnership aims to empower businesses of all sizes to leverage the growing smartphone and digital payments landscape effectively.

Driving Technological Advancement

Central to the partnership is the development of a bespoke curriculum by Moringa School, specifically designed for M-Pesa mini-apps. These mini-apps enable businesses and organizations to seamlessly integrate their mobile platforms within the M-Pesa super app, unlocking new opportunities for digital innovation. Leveraging a blended learning model that combines online and offline elements, the program ensures accessibility to high-quality tech education for developers across Africa.

Certification and Professional Development

Upon successful completion of the training program, developers will receive certification, recognizing their acquired expertise and contributing to their professional development. This aspect is poised to raise the standards and competitiveness of the M-Pesa ecosystem, empowering developers to drive technological innovation and spearhead the adoption of digital financial solutions.

Inclusive Learning Opportunities: Open for Applications

The program welcomes applications from both self-sponsored and group-sponsored learners, ensuring inclusivity and accessibility to aspiring developers continent-wide. By providing flexible learning pathways, the initiative seeks to nurture a diverse pool of talent and foster a culture of innovation and collaboration within Africa's tech community.

Enabling Digital Transformation: Insights from M-Pesa Africa

Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Managing Director of M-Pesa Africa, lauded the partnership, emphasizing the pivotal role of developer skills in driving the uptake of smartphones and digital financial solutions across the continent. By equipping developers with essential API and mobile app development skills, the collaboration aims to empower businesses, particularly SMEs, to thrive within digital ecosystems such as the M-Pesa Super App, catalyzing digital transformation and economic growth.

A Catalyst for Technological Advancement

As Moringa School, Safaricom, and M-Pesa Africa join forces, they pave the way for a new era of technological advancement and innovation in Africa. Through strategic partnerships and targeted education initiatives, they are not only bridging skills gaps but also empowering individuals and businesses to harness the full potential of digital technology.