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O’Reilly and Gebeya partner to empower Africa’s tech workforce for a new era of growth and innovation

Collaboration Marks a Pivotal Moment in Africa’s Tech Ecosystem Where Individuals Gain Unparalleled Access to Cutting-Edge Training

BOSTON – April 4, 2024 – O’Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, today announced a strategic partnership with Gebeya Inc., the leading Pan-African Talent Cloud technology company, to make O’Reilly’s extensive learning resources available to more Africans.

Through the collaboration, Gebeya will integrate O’Reilly’s more than 5,000 expert-developed courses into its Talent Cloud ecosystem to enrich skill-building for high-demand digital roles across Africa, with a focus on topics including AI, data analytics, cloud computing, and programming. The integration will first be rolled out to Gebeya’s recently announced Microsoft Talent Cloud platform. Powered by Gebeya, the platform aims to train 300,000 Africans on Microsoft-focused cloud and AI skills over the next three years, with the overarching goal of helping match skilled individuals to Microsoft distributors, partners, and customers in need of those key competencies.

Through the Microsoft Talent Cloud platform, members will gain exclusive access to 160+ Azure labs, an unstructured sandbox environment, and live online courses spanning topics like Azure administration and AI engineering. They will also have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certification badges.

“This is a big win for Africa,” said Martin Ndlovu, chief growth officer of Gebeya. “By integrating O’Reilly’s vast library of expert-developed courses into Gebeya’s Talent Clouds, we are equipping African talent with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in today’s digital economy. This partnership to make O’Reilly’s suite of offerings available for people across the African continent opens up the floodgates of opportunity for millions.”

The integration will also benefit Gebeya’s wider Talent Cloud ecosystem. Specifically, Talent Cloud partners and customers seeking to provide a robust and extensive e-learning experience to their users can request that O’Reilly be made available at a more affordable rate and in their local currency.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Gebeya on such an inspiring initiative to upskill thousands of Africans on technology skills and equip them with the knowledge needed for the opportunities available on Talent Clouds,” said Alexia Pedersen, SVP international at O’Reilly. “We are proud to have been selected for our depth of content and variety of formats such as books, videos, sandboxes, and live online courses, which can be accessed from any location and connect learners with our unique network of experts and innovators.”

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About Gebeya
Gebeya is a leading Talent Cloud technology company that specializes in SaaS-enabled custom talent cloud innovation. Focused on opportunity-creation, Gebeya is skyrocketing Africa’s potential and global competitiveness with its revolutionary Gebeya Talent Cloud (G-TC).

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