The significance of ICDL in Africa is pivotal, acting as a catalyst for digital literacy, economic development, and social inclusion. Backed by endorsements from international organisations, corporations, and governments, ICDL prepares individuals for the challenges and opportunities of the digital era. Through strategic partnerships and unwavering advocacy, ICDL actively contributes to the construction of a digitally empowered Africa.

ICDL’s significance in Africa is exemplified by its adoption by several governments and institutions across the region.

  • In Rwanda, ICDL Africa’s partnership with the Ministry of Youth and ICT has led to significant strides in digital literacy initiatives, including supporting the development of a National Digital Literacy Policy and certification of 85,000 government employees.
  • In Kenya, ICDL has gained national recognition and legal status as the entry-level computer certification, endorsed by the Ministry of Information, Communications, and Technology. Additionally, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) has accredited ICDL Africa as a “Foreign Examination Body” and approved the ICDL programme as a certificate-level qualification within the TVET system, ensuring its integration across government institutions, private universities, colleges, and schools.
  • In Cote d’Ivoire, the National Agency for Universal Telecommunications (ANSUT) is spearheading an ambitious initiative to annually certify 50,000 individuals through ICDL including public administrations, private sectors, and schools.
  • In Benin, ABSU-CEP partners with ICDL to certify 30,000 Beninese civil servants, contributing to the memorandum of understanding signed with ICDL Africa by the Ministry of Digital and Digitalisation.
  • In Nigeria, TETFUND has adopted ICDL as the certification standard for all public tertiary institutions, aligning with their mission of transformative intervention and effective utilization of education tax funding.
  • In Guinea, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research collaborates with ICDL to inaugurate the digital access programme, aiming to certify 220 teachers in its inaugural year who will subsequently train students in Higher Learning Institutions (HLIs).
  • In Tanzania, the ICT Commission partners with ICDL to provide the Tanzanian workforce with an internationally recognized certification in digital skills, aligning with the government’s vision to enhance human capital development and prepare for a transition to a knowledge-based society.
  • In Uganda, the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) collaborates with ICDL to enhance the digital skills of members of the Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises, aligning with UCC’s mandate to regulate and develop the communications sector.

These are just some of the examples which underscore the pivotal role of ICDL in empowering individuals, driving economic growth, and fostering regional collaboration in Africa. By providing a standardised framework for assessing and certifying digital skills, ICDL enables individuals to thrive in the digital age and contributes to the overall socio-economic development of the region. See all ICDL References

ANSUT oversees the adoption and implementation of ICDL nationally in Côte d’Ivoire

The National Agency for Universal Telecommunications-TIC Service (ANSUT) oversees the adoption and implementation of ICDL nationally in Côte d’Ivoire, a national plan, embracing all the sectors (public administrations, private sectors and schools). They plan to certify more than 50 000 people per year.​ ANSUT’s vision is to provide citizens, businesses and administrations with a Universal Telecommunications Service and contribute to the development of a digital economy in …

ACE schools championing the ICDL program in Uganda

Several Accelerated Christian education-based schools in Uganda have taken ICDL Programme as the standard for digital literacy. This as we target more of the institutions in the education sector. Some of the pioneer schools in Uganda include: Asifiwe International Academy (AIA) is a school running the ACE (accelerated Christian Education) Curriculum in Kampala. It subscribes …

The Universal Service of Electronic Communications and Post (ABSU-CEP)

Beninese Agency for the Universal Service of Electronic Communications and Post (ABSU-CEP) This is Government of Benin Agency whose main objective is to guarantee access for the poorest communities to telephone, internet and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services, as well as basic postal and financial services. Its role is to contribute to the strengthening …

Guinea – The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research​

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Guinea launched the digital access program in partnership with ICDL Africa, which will be implemented by Dixinn-Gate. ​ The project is a logical continuation of the “Presidential Initiative for the connection of schools” launched by H.E Excellence the President Alpha Condé in 2017. It is in this context that the Ministry of …

Tanzania – ICT Commission recognised ICDL for the workforce

The Tanzania Information and Communication Technologies (lCT) Commission (ICTC) is a government of Tanzania agency. ​ In 2019, The ICT Commission recognised ICDL Africa as a partner to certify people with an international benchmark certification in Digital Skills. ​ ICDL has been seen as a partner in human capital development in Digital Skills for the Education , Public and Private sectors in Tanzania . …

Kenya – Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVETA)​

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) accredited ICDL Africa as a “Foreign Examination Body” and approved the ICDL programme as a certificate level qualification in the TVETA system in Kenya. ​ The TVET Authority is the regulator of the TVET Sector in Kenya. TVET Authority accredited ICDL Africa as a foreign certification body recognised to offer  Digtial Skills Certifications in Kenya. …

MoU signing between ICDL Africa and Institute of Mathematics and Science (AIMS)

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for post-graduate training, research and public engagement in mathematical sciences. AIMS vision is to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries which benefit the whole of society. ICDL Africa Signed an MoU with …

ICDL Africa signed an MoU with Tertiary Education Trust fund (Nigeria)

Tertiary Education Trust fund abbreviated as TETFUND is a scheme established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2011, to disburse, manage and monitor education tax to government-owned tertiary institutions in Nigeria. TETFUND scheme was formed as a product of the Education Tax Act of 1993. Prior to the establishment of the scheme in 2011, …

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If you are an individual wishing to get ICDL certified, the first step is to find an ICDL Accredited Test Centre near you.

Code Academy Joins ICDL for Digital Skills Revolution

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n a significant stride towards enhancing digital literacy in Uganda, Code Academy, Kampala’s premier computer training institution, has proudly become an accredited testing center for the ICDL. This noteworthy achievement was marked earlier this week when Code Academy joined the…

Primacy Academy joins ICDL Africa as an Accredited Test Centre

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ICDL Africa is delighted to announce that Primacy Institute has officially joined our network of Accredited Test Centers in Uganda. The Institute of Science and Technology, located in Namungoona, Kampala, offers comprehensive training programs to help students acquire essential computer…

Light of Life International Christian School – Uganda

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Life International Christian School, a newly accredited ICDL training and Test Center located in the heart of Mukono town council, Mukono District has this week successfully completed the certification of over eight (8) trainers and six (6) market development executives.  Located just…

Tumaini Senior Secondary School (TSSS) has joined ICDL Family!

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Tumaini Senior Secondary School is a secondary school in Arusha – Tanzania with The National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) registration number S5493. The boys and girls boarding school, provides quality education, have an additional curriculum such as STEM whereby…

ANSUT oversees the adoption and implementation of ICDL nationally in Côte d’Ivoire

The National Agency for Universal Telecommunications-TIC Service (ANSUT) oversees the adoption and implementation of ICDL nationally in Côte d’Ivoire, a national plan, embracing all the sectors (public administrations, private sectors and schools). They plan to certify more than 50 000 people per year.​ ANSUT’s vision is to provide citizens,…

ACE schools championing the ICDL program in Uganda

Several Accelerated Christian education-based schools in Uganda have taken ICDL Programme as the standard for digital literacy. This as we target more of the institutions in the education sector. Some of the pioneer schools in Uganda include: Asifiwe International Academy…

The Universal Service of Electronic Communications and Post (ABSU-CEP)

Beninese Agency for the Universal Service of Electronic Communications and Post (ABSU-CEP) This is Government of Benin Agency whose main objective is to guarantee access for the poorest communities to telephone, internet and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services, as…

Guinea – The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research​

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Guinea launched the digital access program in partnership with ICDL Africa, which will be implemented by Dixinn-Gate. ​ The project is a logical continuation of the “Presidential Initiative for the connection of schools” launched by H.E Excellence…

Tanzania – ICT Commission recognised ICDL for the workforce

The Tanzania Information and Communication Technologies (lCT) Commission (ICTC) is a government of Tanzania agency. ​ In 2019, The ICT Commission recognised ICDL Africa as a partner to certify people with an international benchmark certification in Digital Skills. ​ ICDL has been seen as a partner in human capital…

Kenya – Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVETA)​

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) accredited ICDL Africa as a “Foreign Examination Body” and approved the ICDL programme as a certificate level qualification in the TVETA system in Kenya. ​ The TVET Authority is the regulator of the TVET Sector in…

Uganda – UCC Adopts ICDL for Small Scale Digital Skills​

Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) is a Government of Uganda agency that is mandated to regulate the communications sector in Uganda.  UCC set up the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) to enable citizens access technology infrastructure and services. ​ RCDF has adopted ICDL as the training platform for…

Rwanda Revenue Authority becomes ICDL Accredited Test Centre

The Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) is a government revenue collection agency established by the Parliament of Rwanda. The RRA is charged with enforcing, assessing, collecting, and accounting for the various taxes imposed in Rwanda. As part of its work to…

RORA

RORA’ is the coordinating body for the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum and it is a registered agency in Rwanda. It was appointed by Accelerated Education Enterprise (AEE) a company duly registered in the Republic South Africa who are the…

The National Bank of Rwanda

The National Bank of Rwanda strives to be a world class Central Bank that contributes to economic growth & development, by using robust monetary policy tools to maintain stable market prices. The Bank ensures financial stability in a free market…

The National Digital Talent Policy Approved

In 2015, ICDL Africa Signed an MoU with the Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) in Rwanda and among the deliverables ICDL to support the development of a National Digital Literacy Policy in Rwanda. The Policy has been Developed in…

ICDL was adopted into National Law in Kenya in 2009.

ICDL was adopted into national law in Kenya in 2009. The Government of Kenya amended the Information and Communications Act with the following, ‘recognizing the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) Certification as the entry level computer certification designed to demonstrate…

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