On October 15, “Digital Explorers” programme was officially launched in Vilnius, Lithuania. It started with the first batch of 15 thoroughly selected young Nigerian ICT specialists, who will spend the next year in 7 Lithuanian perfect-match ICT companies. Aiming to connect Nigeria and Lithuania for cooperation in information and communication technologies (ICT), “Digital Explorers” programme facilitates career advancement journeys of Nigerian ICT talents, at the same time, giving Lithuanian companies a chance to familiarize with business development opportunities in Africa and peculiarities of attracting international talents.
”Digital Explorers,” financed by the European Commission Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, is one of the projects at the forefront of a new push by the European Union (EU) to include private sector in fostering sustainable economic growth and highlighting the untapped potential of young ICT talents in Africa. The programme also answers recent calls from EU institutions to empower the private sector for positively shaping Africa-Europe cooperation.