UK-Nigeria Tech Hub partners Dufuna to launch programme for designers

NIGERIA – The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, an initiative of the UK Government Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has launched its Design School programme for designers in Nigeria in partnership with Dufuna, a social impact enterprise that trains young Africans with digital skills.

The programme is aimed at equipping 30 aspiring designers with world-class product design skills required in the 21st century to enable them to become employable or kick-start their career in Tech.

The pilot phase of this programme is a 2-months programme which will kick-start on the 1st of February 2021 and to adhere to COVID-19 health guidelines, the programme will run virtually.

UK-Nigeria Tech Hub says this is a wonderful opportunity to build up and encourage designers, further empowering them with the necessary skillset required to upskill and compete, home and abroad.

Honey Ogundeyi, the Country Director of UK-Nigeria Tech Hub stated that the Hub remains committed to developing the tech-ecosystem in Nigeria by promoting and enabling interventions which will promote digital skills and invariably create job opportunities.

Olatokunbo Fagbamigbe, CEO and founder of Dufuna stated that Dufuna is excited to work with UK-Nigeria Tech Hub to train a new generation of world-class product designers for the Nigerian tech ecosystem.

The Product Design course adds to its portfolio of courses and moves the hub closer to fulfilling our mission of empowering 1,000,000 Africans with digital vocational skills.

Early this year, the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub also partnered with Nigeria’s engineering training institute Decagon Digital for the pilot phase of their Developer Placement Programme.

The two plan to recruit and pair short-listed SMEs with 100 vetted software engineers to help SMEs build web apps while they gain experience.

The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub has been established as part of the UK’s Digital Access Program (DAP), a UK Government Prosperity Fund initiative.

The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub aims to develop a stronger Nigerian digital ecosystem through the development of skills, entrepreneurship and business partnerships.

Dufuna is a social impact enterprise designed to train ambitious and disciplined Africans with digital skills to become highly-employable technology professionals.

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