Digital Skills for an Innovative East African Industry

Digital Innovations for Business Resilience in the EAC – Innovators Sprint up Programme” is part of the East African Community (EAC) project, “Digital Skills for an Innovative East African Industry” (dSkills@EA) implemented by GIZ and IUCEA  across all EAC Partner States


Tailored Needs Assessment


8 Week Capacity Building Program

Entrepreneur Coaching and Mentorship

Regional Linkages to the Innovation Ecosystem

Cross Border Policy Engagement

Digital Skills for an Innovative East Africa

The overall objective of this programme is to train and equip young innovators and budding entrepreneurs at universities and recent graduates across seven (7) EAC Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda) with skills in innovation management and startup venture building., and enhance capacities of young innovators from each Partner State to establish sustainable business models, gain access to knowledge and tools needed to operate a Startup venture and scale up to growth and investment and facilitate linkages to the innovation ecosystem network for mentorship, coaching and peer-to-peer learning

Regional Launch of the Innovators Sprint Programme

This Regional Launch event will draw members from Academia, Early-stage Investors, incubators, accelerators, venture capitalists, angel investors, beneficiaries from the previous dskills@EA Programme, youth associations alongside other ecosystem actors. The aim of the members attending the launch is to ensure that the voice of young people is heard and considered when implementing the project.

14 th June 2024 from 8:30am – 1pm EAT.


Implementing Consortium