Filling Africa's technology skills gap


Nairobi is booming, with multinational after multinational moving their African headquarters there.

At the heart of this lies the technology industry, growing by 20% annually. The government is vigorously promoting its vision of creating a Silicon Savannah that can take on the developed world.

To do this, as well as the more traditional forms of investment, human capital is needed.

The population is one of the most educated in the region, unemployment is running at around 40% - yet technology companies are struggling to hire enough qualified talent.

Something that could, if left unchecked, derail Kenya's technology explosion.

The BBC's Fiona Graham visited a company in Nairobi taking part in a project run by Microsoft and NGO NetHope that could help fill the skills gap.

Special report: The Technology of Business

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