What is “re/START”?

•          reStart is an AWS digital skills programme collaborated between Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) and the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation. With the support of the World Bank, the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) is hosting some of the training in Accra, Sunyani, Kumasi and Bolga.

•          The “re/START” initiative would focus on youth, unemployed or underemployed individuals, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and furlough workers, with or without a technology background; by providing the necessary skills that would lead to career paths in emerging technologies; including, but not limited to cloud computing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

The re/Start initiative is in line with the Government of Ghana’s agenda to equip the working force with 21st-century skills to create businesses as well as source for jobs in emerging technologies.

Goals and Objectives


  • To create an enabling environment for Ghanaian youth and entrepreneurs to thrive in the global technology ecosystem through digital skilling.


  • Train 1,550 people in digital skills leading to career paths in emerging technologies
  • Increase the digital technology competence among the youth population in Ghana
  • Increase the digital entrepreneurship capabilities for youth in Ghana.
  • Reduce the rate of youth unemployment through digital skills.

Who Qualifies:

  • Unemployed youth or graduates
  • Working professionals who want to skill up in emerging technology
  • Furlough workers who desire to reskill
  • People who want to chart a career path in ICT
  • Females are encouraged to apply (the purpose of the initiative is to bridge the gender gap


  • 8 months for the project
  • Amazon Web Services- Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification (AWS CCP) is currently ongoing in Sunyani and Accra
  • Application opens on 14th November 2023 for the other 6 trainings


  • Accra
  • Kumasi
  • Bolga
  • Sunyani

Training in:

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Data Analytics – Power Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Data Analytics using Python
  • Data Science
  • Cybersecurity Operations
  • Microsoft Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Amazon Web Services – Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification (AWS CCP)

Mode of Registration

  • Online
  • Available on the GI-KACE website and all GI-KACE social media platforms
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