The 4Afrika Initiative is Microsoft’s business and market development engine in Africa. We believe in the potential of Africa to create technology not only for the continent, but for the world.
To unlock and accelerate this potential, 4Afrika invests in three critical areas of development: World-class skills, Access and Innovation.
Since 2013, 4Afrika has been investing in entrepreneurs, youth, small businesses, governments, partners and markets. We are creating an environment where technology empowers people to turn great ideas into a reality, enhances livelihoods and accelerates Africa’s digital transformation.
Microsoft 4Afrika understands – and appreciates – that small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role in Africa’s development. SMEs drive Africa’s long-term economic growth, social development and youth employability. And so we have a responsibility to invest in you. To date, 4Afrika has helped to bring over 700,000 SMEs online and has given hands-on support to over 80 start-ups. We have also partnered with 12 of the best accelerators across Africa to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem and discover new talent to invest in.
Access freemium services, market your products, network with other businesses and engage with Microsoft experts.
Bringing skilled resources from across Microsoft to support Africa’s future.
A Microsoft partner-based internship programme to bridge the gap from learning to earning.
|Targets||Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|Sectors||Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Cars, Household appliances, Luxury goods and jewelry|