African App Launchpad

Showing faith in young talents, TIEC invites you go beyond app and game innovation

Register now in online learning tracks focused on app and game development on Coursera, edX, and Udacity, and get a full fund grant from the African App Launchpad. Get trained, certified and qualified for a better career.


Overview
 

African App Launchpad, AAL, initiative announced by the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, during the closing ceremony of the World Youth Forum (WYF) 2018 on November 6, 2018 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

As an African initiative, AAL is tailored to the specific needs and capacities of the young people from Egypt and African counties. It fosters setting up sustainable startups in the fields of ever-changing application and game technologies.

AAL aims at (1) building capacities of 10,000 young talents and (2) supporting the foundation of 100 gaming and app development startups across the entire Africa.

AAL is availing a technology-learning experience through a high grade online platform. Top online content from esteemed universities and leading entities, is crowd-sourced and delivered in three leading Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), viz. Coursera, edX, and Udacity.

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Objectives
 
 
Upskill and expand capabilities of African youngsters with a focus on app development and gaming technologies.
 
Provide career and entrepreneurial opportunities for the young Africans.
 
Boost the African companies’ ICT competitiveness by adept talents.
 
Set up Africa-wide tech learning networks.



Benefits​
 
 
Unpaid forward-looking learning track in app dev/game technologies.
 
Notable international credentials after successful completion of the learning track.
 
Opportunity to attend a local learning group to (a) experience cross-learning, and (b) discuss the impact of underlying technologies on businesses.
 
Possibility to join startup competitions where each winning startup gets USD 2K in addition to probable incubation service or seed fund.


Eligibility
 
 
African citizens only from eligible countries (see Eligibility).
 
Higher-education college graduates of 2006 at most or graduates-to-be in 2 years.
 
Non-ICT applicants and junior university students are eligible for some introductory tracks.
 
Non-ICT applicants in more advanced tracks are required to have a good knowledge of essential ICT technologies (minimum 2 years track record working in the ICT field or not less than 6-month international training record in a software technology).



Judging Criteria
 
 
Originality and creativity
 
Business model
 
Team competency
 
Art and/or design of game/app


Registration
 

In order to register for AAL and get our support to learn, please visit AAL LaunchPad registration page. Registration is currently open to these African countries: Egypt, Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, The Gambia, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda.

In the registration page, you will be asked to provide personal information, upload a copy of your national ID, and answer some questions.

Important: Within one week of your application, you are required to submit a letter of commitment (LoC)

Learning Tracks
 

Offered learning tracks from AAL LaunchPad include but not limited to the topics of: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Paython, Algorithms, Machine Learning, Android, Game Design and Development, C Programming with Linux, Cloud Computing, Java Programming, React, and UX Design.

Tracks offer nanodegrees (multi-project), specializations (multicourse), or certificates. Training period spans from 1 month up to 6 months.

For optimum benefit, read courses’ prerequisites thoroughly and suit yourself for the most relevant training. This will enable your upskilling process while preparing you for more advanced levels.

If you have any enquiries, send us a message on AAL@tiec.gov.eg

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Get to know more about the initiative by browsing AAL Official Portal or visit our AAL LaunchPad Facebook page to read updates and engage with other learners





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