Digiskills Africa 2024 Programme

Digital Transformation Programme

An Overview 

Following the success of the pilot programme, Digiskills Africa, held last year, a short course on Digital Transformation applied to the pharmaceutical and food processing/ manufacturing industries will once again be offered by InnoGlobal in 2024. This year the programme is being done in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland (South Africa), the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), the Department of Science and Innovation in South Africa, and the Kenyan Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.. 

Learners will research the current and future trends in life science manufacturing; the application and impact of greater use of technology, data analysis and visualisation on current performance; the impact on organisations and their levels of maturity to complete such transformations as well as ethical and corporate social responsibilities associated with such changes. On completion of the programme, students can take up employment within life science organisations that are transforming their processes to integrate data, new technologies, data analytics, improved ways of working and improved support processes.

Digital Transformation refers to the smart integration of technologies, processes and data to improve operational effectiveness and capability in any environment. Within manufacturing sectors, expertise is needed in process digitalisation, data management, data analytics and data visualisation to successfully transform to what is known as industry 4.0. The course is an introduction to the skills and competencies associated with the concepts of industry 4.0 digital transformation and applications of these skills to a manufacturing environment. The course offered in 2024 will apply these concepts to the pharmaceutical and food processing/manufacturing industries.

The Digital Transformation course can be undertaken by graduates holding a 4-year Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Engineering degree, or students currently pursuing or having obtained a Master of Science / Master of Engineering degree in various disciplines. Graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical and food processing/manufacturing industries are strongly encouraged to apply for the course. 


2022 Cohort



  1. South African and African graduates from SADC Countries (Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, United Republic Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are encouraged to apply.

  2. Graduates must have a 4-year BSc Honours or BEng degree.

  3. Graduates currently undertaking or who have completed a MSc or MEng degree are eligible to apply.



In order to apply, you will need to:

  1. Complete the application form by clicking here (applications are now closed)

  2. As part of the registration form you will also need to upload a short CV (2 pages max.)

Applications Feb 2024





If you have any queries or need assistance please contact [email protected]



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Our partners

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)


The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), a facility of the National Research Foundation, is responsible for managing all radio astronomy initiatives and facilities in South Africa, including the MeerKAT Radio Telescope in the Karoo, and the Geodesy and VLBI activities at the HartRAO facility. SARAO also coordinates the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network (AVN) for the eight SKA partner countries in Africa, as well as South Africa’s contribution to the infrastructure and engineering planning for the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope. To maximise the return on South Africa’s investment in radio astronomy, SARAO is managing programmes to create capacity in radio astronomy science and engineering research, and the technical capacity required to support site operations.

Mr Javan Matanda (Kenya)


Mr Javan Matanda (Kenya)


“Health, pharmaceuticals, and technology operate in an extremely dynamic paradigm that requires us to act agile, adapt and respond to the demand to serve ever-growing populations and offer solutions to the ever-changing challenges. Innovation plays a significant role in the ability of the skills invested here to deliver to Industry 4.0 that needs us. It is upon this need that Digiskills Africa was forged by the partners to aid in this digital transformation. The partnership has indeed led to successful and exciting conversations to empower us from the deep field in various countries by giving us a bridge to enable smooth transformation from academia to industry, industry to smart industry reducing the time it takes to transition, and transform the continent. By this workshop, a proof of concept has been designed and now we move to deploy on-demand solutions based on real needs, problems and advancement of manufacturing industry challenges submitted by the deep field as use cases.”


Our Impact

DR Ian Jones


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Our first cohort of Digiskills Africa run in partnership with SARAO was completed in November 2022.

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