OPWAK & IBM Digital – Nation Africa


OPWAK has partnered with IBM- DNA (Digital-Nation Africa) to help its members learn futuristic skills.

This is a timely collaboration as it will allow online workers in Kenya to access contemporary technological skills. IBM Digital-Nation Africa’s online program is free for all online workers registered with OPWAK.

IBM Digital-Nation Africa Courses

Through the OPWAK-IBM collaboration, OPWAK members can access training in courses such as the following:

  • Cloud
  • Coding
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • APIs and Microservices
  • Web application
  • Blockchain
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Design thinking
  • DevOps
  • Quantum computing
  • Cybersecurity

These and other courses are available to those willing to upgrade their skills. A cloud-based online learning platform, DNA was designed to provide free classes in development programs. These courses will allow you to acquire the necessary skills for digital competence and innovation.

IBM-DNA also provides certification for the skills acquired. The courses are offered in three categories:

1.      Explorer

If you are a rookie with regard to emerging technologies, this is where you want to start. You are introduced to courses such as coding, Cloud and more, and you get to learn and understand the basics. In other words, you begin from the basics.

The course also explains how the technical courses you choose to learn are changing the world. Taking these courses gives you a chance to be included in the transition.

2.      Innovator

This category is for those that have some basics of the emerging technologies. You want to gain some insights into how to build innovative solutions. Here’s how the course helps you:

  • Shows you innovative solutions and gives you access to inspirational ideas
  • Shows you how you can transform your ideas into a prototype
  • Shows you how to learn and build your application on IBM Cloud

3.      New Collar

This category allows you to gain new skills which coordinate with job roles. The course provides answers to questions such as the following:

  • What are the most sought after technology skills in the contemporary job market?
  • Which are the latest tools and technologies?
  • How do I gain these technical skills?

All in all, with IBM Digital-Nation Africa, you have unlimited access to a wide range of technical courses. Also, you have the flexibility to create your schedule to learn your preferred skills.

Learning these news skills helps to revamp your resume. More importantly, these new skills can help you land a job in an increasingly competitive job market.


Through OPWAK, Kenyan online workers have access to IBM Digital-Nation Africa (DNA) and all the attending benefits. It equips you with the expertise as well as tools to be innovative and create your digital solutions or find work.

The platform also makes it possible for you to use the knowledge gained to sell your skills to organizations that need them.

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