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Training topics
  • ICT/Telecom Regulation
  • Smart cities and communities
  • Digital economy
  • Digital transformation
  • ICTs and the environment
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
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Online instructor led
  • French
  • English
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  • Ba Mohamed
  • Doreen Akiyo Yomoah
  • Ba Mohamed
  • Mohamed Ba
  • Doreen Akiyo Yomoah


Note: This course is by invitation only.

The Digital Innovation Ecosystem Training (DIET) is a six-session curriculum designed to empower policy-makers, academics, innovators and ecosystem-builders who wish to build thriving entrepreneurial communities that can navigate technological revolutions and create competitive ICT industries.

This boot camp, which uses a joint Smart Africa Digital Academy and Digital Innovation Ecosystem ITU Academy curriculum, draws on toolkits, ecosystem assessments and roadmaps, forums and good practice research.

Building on a knowledge base developed by ITU and its partners, the boot camp is best for those wishing to become experts in transforming their ICT ecosystems into innovative and entrepreneurial powerhouses, and/or those who have a project idea about nurturing entrepreneurship or digital innovations, but need to conceptualize it and make it bankable.

Using a practical and highly participative approach, this training will deliver a combination of expert-led online learning, webinars and virtual co-creation sessions. The curriculum introduces key terminologies, concepts, frameworks and tools to assess a country's innovation capacity through practical information, and helps participants develop a bankable project or initiative. Participants will learn to assess their ecosystems' performance, and build remarkable projects using a step-by-step approach; providing an opportunity for national innovation training.

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