Founding Partners

SAP launched Africa Code Week in 2015 as part of its CSR EMEA department.

As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. Our machine learning, IoT, and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP gives people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies, so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enable more than 413,000 business and public customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. 

UNESCO YouthMobile has been joining forces with SAP to empower young Africans with coding and digital skills within the framework of Africa Code Week since 2016. Building on the experience of worldwide initiatives that introduce young people to computer science programming (learning-to-code) and problem solving (coding-to-learn), they help facilitate training and workshops for teachers and youth with a sharp focus on increasing female participation. UNESCO is also working with SAP to strengthen the gender component of the ACW Train-the-Teacher package while furthering dialogue with governments to sustain the excitement around 21st century learning.

Key Partners

Irish Aid is the official development assistance programme of the Government of Ireland, supporting long-term development and humanitarian assistance on behalf of the people of Ireland.  The aim of Irish Aid’s programme is to reduce poverty, hunger and humanitarian need, supporting long term development and helping to build better futures for some of the world’s poorest communities.

Google wants all students to have the opportunity to learn and get excited about computer science (CS). To spread the excitement about Africa Code Week every year, Google is fundind small grants to organizations and grassroots groups who want to run initiatives to give more kids (aged 5-18), especially those who may not have access to many CS learning opportunities, a chance to engage with computer science.  130+ grants have been awarded exposing 180,000+ youth to CS & coding skills in over 11 countries since 2016.

Joining forces with SAP as part of Africa Code Week (ACW) for the fourth year running, Google is expanding opportunities for youth to learn critical digital literacy and coding skills through the funding of 55 non-profit partners in 18 countries. Read more...

BMZ has awarded 37 grants to organisations across 17 African countries to introduce 26,000+ girls to digital skills and employment perspectives as part of the Africa Code Week and #eSkills4Girls initiatives since 2016. #eSkills4Girls started under the German G20 presidency with the aim to tackle the existing gender digital divide in particular in low income and developing countries. 

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) is first and foremost a forum for policy dialogue. Established in 1988 as a framework for better coordination among development agencies, it has evolved into a pan-African institution built on a genuine partnership between African ministries of education and training and their technical and external partners.

ADEA is first and foremost a forum for policy dialogue. It acts as a catalyst for reforms and promising policies and practices through the pooling of ideas, experience, lessons learned and knowledge. One of its major objectives is to encourage exchanges between ministries of education and between them and development agencies.

Based in Ireland, the Camden Education Trust (CET) is a not for profit company with Charitable status. CET is focused on developing curriculum and content for education projects and teacher education globally. They work closely with a wide range of corporate partners and family foundations to create educational initiatives which benefit young people, particularly those who are underserved. They believe that through Education, we make the World a better place to live in.

Inspired by an alchemy of techlabs, innovation hubs, coworking spaces, incubators and think tanks, Jokkolabs Dakar was the very first coworking space to see the light in Francophone Africa in 2010 with a mission to undertake and innovate differently - in other words...together!

The initiative has since grown into a network of 12 Jokkolabs innovation spaces across 9 countries: Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Benin, Gambia, France and Senegal.