Ishango’s overarching belief is that there is a huge amount of untapped talent in Africa...Read More
Africa has never lacked talent, just opportunity.
Ishango is an innovative social enterprise with a mission to create high-skill data science jobs in Africa and demonstrate the wealth of talent available on the continent.
We run an 8-week, fully-funded, data science fellowship providing talented graduates from Africa with the opportunity to develop the technical and professional skills required to compete in the global workforce.
Fellows gain real-world experience whilst working remotely on value-adding, data projects for global host organisations.
“Since our launch in 2021, we have run successful fellowship programmes in Rwanda in partnership with the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in November 2021 and in Ghana in July 2022.Ishango fellows (45% of them women) have delivered data science projects for international host companies from across Europe, the US and Australia in sectors including in financial services, agriculture, e-commerce and healthcare. Fellows’ work has resulted in tangible and actionable outcomes with some partner companies implementing their work into the production line and continuing to work with our fellows on longer-term projects.”