Be part of the DSAA
We’re looking for leading other digital businesses to join us in our mission to create sustainable value across Africa. Becoming a member of DSAA could help to extend your reach across the continent by tapping into our business network, training resources and local know-how. And, you’ll be playing an essential role in building digital talent for a growing Africa.
Why become a member?
Who can join the DSAA?
Companies engaging with the DSAA should / can…
How to become a member?
Get in Contact:
Let’s get to know each other in a first online meeting and answer all your questions.
Become a DSAA Member:
Send a membership application to the DSAA team. If the criteria are met, the board approves and we can go into project development.
Development of a Project Idea:
Jointly with the DSAA and GIZ team, you develop a training that fosters job creation in Africa and at the same time, benefits your company.
DSAA draws a service contract with the company covering the agreed project activities.
Let’s go! The company implements the training and receives support from the DSAA with regards to upcoming questions, reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and marketing.
Do you want more information about the DSAA?
Contact our team
FAQ: Joining the DSAA
The DSAA is collecting a membership fee to cover base costs of the association. The membership
contributed is calculated (1) based on a fixed membership contribution (depending on size of
company) and (2) based on a flexible fee (depending on the project funding received by the DSAA in
the previous year). Details are documented in the contribution regulations of the association’s statutes.
Over time, the DSAA has gathered collective knowledge, that is shared within the association. By joining the DSAA you will get unique local insights from DSAA companies, that are active in various countries of Africa. You will receive information about upskilling and digital job creation, as well as contacts, studies, and research regarding African markets and relevant topics, such as gender equity and inclusion of PwD. DSAA member companies are able to establish a local presence – fast – by accessing existing infrastructures and cooperation partners and receiving crucial information regarding cultural sensitivities, sourcing channels, as well as training programmes and potential cooperation partners.
You will also have the opportunity to receive active support regarding the development of your projects that focus on employment promotion and/or supporting disadvantaged groups in the digital workspace.
Typically, projects are supported that fall within the categories of training and up-skilling programmes, support of entrepreneurial activities, market studies, as well as other activities that lead to an increased employment or the inclusion of disadvantaged groups in Africa. Training programmes should contribute to upskilling local trainees with a concrete employment potential – however, graduate trainees are open to finding other job opportunities upon successful completion of the programmes. Market studies should contribute to an optimal preparation for the expansion to a new country and analysis of concrete employment potential in the digital sector.
The process of implementing a project with the DSAA depends on a number of factors and the status of company as a member or partner with the DSAA. Generally speaking, the project process can be divided into three main parts: Project development, contracting and implementation.
Project development includes the joint development of project outlines according to DSAA criteria. The company will individually develop a curriculum and budget that will be quality checked to ensure that project adheres to the standards of the association.
Once the project has been set up, the exact service package will be defined and recorded as part of an agency agreement between the DSAA and company. Companies can either use their own personnel to conduct the activities and/contract external service providers, actively taking advantage of ecosystem synergies. It is encouraged for companies to contribute to the programme financially or in kind.
Once the contracting is complete, an operational plan is drafted, that is implemented within the agreed timeframe. Activities are documented and shared with DSAA as part of a regular monitoring. After completion of training reporting of activities will be carried out in close collaboration with the DSAA.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Get to know more about the DSAA, its member companies, and how the association can support your business by contacting us.