The first group of youth from the Microworkspace project have graduated today. The objective of the 8-month pilot programme is to equip unemployed youth with digital skills so they can compete on the international market for web design and development jobs. As they graduate today, the group has teamed up to form a technology company that has already secured clients beyond the country’s borders.

 

“Digital jobs are scalable, and teaching digital skills can be a solution to address unemployment”

Tadzoka Pswarayi, Impact Hub Co-founder

 

“Government appreciates the parternship behind the Micro-workspace pilot project as it is contributing to achievement of Sustainablle Development Goals 1 and 8, and reducing the demand on Government to create jobs as these graduates have created their own”

Mr. Gondo, Director of Medium and Small Scale Enterprises in the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises

 

“It is a privilege for UNDP to support this process and leverage technology in addressing the unemployment challenge.”

Debab Asrat Ynessu, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative

 

“I am creating a platform for other youth to learn digital skills so they can access some of the opportunities available on the internet.”

Taurai Munodawafa, Graduate from the 1st cohort of the Micro-workspace project

 

“This 1st pilot helps us to validate the demand and relevance for such an intervention and will give us the impetus to scale up and roll out a 2nd cycle and beyond. ”

Ethel Bangwayo, UNDP Economist and Micro-workspace project manager

 

The microworkspace hub was implemented by Impact Hub in partnership with UNDP Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises. 

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