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On-line course - Planning and Building Inclusive Digital Transformation Strategies in the context of COVID-19 to meet the SDGs and Agenda 2063

5 April, 2021 to 20 June, 2021

IDEP Course

Call for Applications

Announcement in Brief

Type Short Term Course
Programme Area Inclusive Digital Transformation
Beginning of the course April 5, 2021
Duration 10 Weeks
Language English - French
Location Web Based E-Learning
Fee Covered by the UNCDF-UNIDEP
Application Deadline March 26, 2021
Specific target audience Technocrat from transformative government agencies in the field of Digital Transformation (ICT, Innovation, Digital Economy, Finance, Telecommunications, Central banks, others)


The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) are organising an on-line course on “Planning and building inclusive digital transformation strategies in the context of covid-19 to meet SDGs and Agenda 2063”. The overarching objective of the course is to empower government representatives, civil servants and policy makers in becoming successful agents of change in the development or improvement of their national digital transformation journeys in the midst and post covid-19. In particular it will address the key aspect of inclusiveness, and provide with the tool to measure the progress of the inclusive of a digital transformation.

The course will be delivered on-line from April 5, 2021 to June 18, 2021. It is free and will be moderated asynchronously on a weekly basis and participants are required to participate in the weekly on-line discussions. In addition, each module has interactive lessons that provide the core content around the topic for that module and an audio commented powerpoint slides. A certificate will be delivered to participants who will pass all the tests and the exam by the UNCDF & IDEP. In some specific countries where UNCDF operates (Benin, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia) operates, a dedicated follow-up will be done with participants to turn the learnings of the course into inclusive actions for their country.

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