Africa needs digital skills across the economy - not just the tech sector
Demand for digital skills training in Africa is set to surge in the coming decade. Here's what educators, governments and businesses can do to meet it.
Alejandro Caballero is a Principal Education Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, where he evaluates investments in private education companies, with a focus on Ed Tech, Higher Education and business-to-business/business-to-government models. Prior to joining IFC, Alejandro was a Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank, working with governments in higher education and science, technology and innovation in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Prior to joining the World Bank Group in 2006, Alejandro was a Vice President with Deutsche Bank AG where he worked in Singapore, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. He held previous positions with Oliver Wyman, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Goldman Sachs and was an advisor to the CEO of Action Aid, a global international development organization. He holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Master in Education from Stanford Graduate School of Education. He also holds BA degrees in Law and in Economic Science/Management from ICADE, Madrid. He is a frequent speaker in Global Education events and a recognized global thought leader in the field of private education.