Academy Registration

Code for Africa's digital Academy offers free online webinars and MOOC-style courses, alongside face-to-face training in an African city near you.

Our courses are all designed to give new practical digital skills, for people working in watchdog media, civil society and progressive government agencies.

If you're keen to learn a new skill, or brush up on an old one, register now for courses ranging from data literacy and digital journalism, to fact-checking and investigative research. We've also got a big focus on digital security and sustainability/business models. Registered participants are regularly invited to additional specialist workshops on topics such as how to use drones for civic good, or how to use low-cost sensors for citizen science (to monitor air/water quality), and how to tap into satellite imagery/data for everything from geo-journalism to monitoring conflict zones.

Launched in 2017, the initiative has been underwritten by a consortium of international partners that includes the Deutsche Welle Akademie, the Google News Initiative, Meedan and the World Bank. The courses are designed and presented by industry experts, using open data and open source toolkits. 

Register here to be kept informed about our upcoming courses, and other opportunities.
Email address *
Tell us about yourself, so that we can customise our courses to fit your needs. None of the information gathered here will be shared with third parties.
What's your name? *
Give us your FIRST name, and LAST name.
Where are you? *
Tell us what country you're based in, so that we can figure out how best to support you locally.
Do you live in any of the following cities? *
The Academy currently has in-country trainers for face-to-face support in the following 19 cities. Tell us if you're based in one of them. We'll add additional cities, as we grow the initiative. If we're not yet in your city, click OTHER.
Language preference? *
Which of the following international languages are you most comfortable with?
What is your gender? *
Tell us your gender, so that we can figure out whether to alert you to additional opportunities from our WanaData women data science initiative or other similar projects.
How experienced are you? *
When did you first start working as a media, CSO, government or digital professional? Your answer will help us understand context to include in trainings.
Tell us about the newsrooms/civil society/government or other organisations you're affiliated with, so that we can help ensure you get all the support you need to use your new skills.
Employment status *
Tell us whether you're committed to a single employer, or whether you're a freelancer or student.
What's your specialty? *
What is your PRIMARY specialisation in your organisation? We know that people do a bit of everything, but most of us are particularly skilled in one specific discipline. Tell us what it is.
What's your title? *
What is your job title or description? Your answer will help us to customise courses for you.
What's your organisation's name? *
What is the name of the organisation that you are affiliated with? If you're a student, give us the name of our university or school. If you're a freelancer, say so.
Organisation's website? *
What's the website address for your organisation?
Organisation's contact? *
The best type of training comes to you. We offer regular on-site workshops for partner organisations, such as newsrooms, watchdog NGOs, Civil society or Government entities. Use the email address for your organisation's skills champion/manager, so that we can keep them informed about the next workshop or webinar.
Any other networks? *
Are you involved in any professional networks that could help amplify skills training? Tell us which association, or other professional guild you belong to. Share the names f
The Academy has structured its courses around the five key themes. The following questions will help us understand which ones you're most interested, and whether we're missing important topics.
1.) Data Literacy : an introduction to data skills for storytelling, government and activism. *
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2.) Digital Research : digital skills for finding and researching information online. *
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3.) Digital Storytelling : skills for telling compelling digital stories, using everything from infographics to social video. *
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4.) Digital Engagement : techniques for building your audiences while boosting your impact and reach. *
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5.) Digital Sustainability : business models and tools for strengthening your initiative's viability and sustainability. *
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6.) Digital Security : ways to protect yourself and your organisation from hacking, digital attacks, and censorship. *
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What's missing? What else should we consider offering as a course? *
We're constantly adding new courses, and new cities/partners, to help ensure we cover the skills or issues you need most. Tell us how best to keep contact with you.
WhatsApp *
Do you use WhatsApp? We're piloting a number of WhatsApp-focused webinars and resources. Share your WhatsApp number, and we'll send you an invite.
Twitter *
Are you on Twitter? If so, give us your profile so we can follow you.
Facebook *
Are you on Facebook? We often link to partner events, or other opportunities. Share your profile, so we can add you to the alerts.
LinkedIn *
Are you on LinkedIn? We share a lot of job or partnership opportunities from our network. Share your profile, so we can add you to the alerts.
Slack *
Are you on Slack? We share a lot of opportunities, provide one to one mentorship when necessary. Share your username so we can add you to our community channels.
Can we send you a Newsletter with all the latest opportunities/news? *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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