Gebeya & Microsoft Launch New Microsoft Talent Cloud Ecosystem For Africa
Gebeya & Microsoft Launch New Microsoft Talent Cloud Ecosystem For Africa

Gebeya Inc., the leading Talent Cloud technology company, has joined together with Microsoft to launch the Microsoft Talent Cloud powered by Gebeya. The gateway, which is now open for access, aims to empower 300,000 African tech talents over the next 3 years with Microsoft-focused cloud and AI skills, providing them with valuable learning resources and opportunities across Microsoft’s ecosystem of more than 30,000 partners, and customers.

The Microsoft Talent Cloud powered by Gebeya is a central platform where Microsoft distributors, partners, and
customers can find the businesses and professionals they need to further their digital transformation ambitions. At the
same time, talent looking to secure opportunities within the Microsoft ecosystem will now have a single platform from
which they can acquire the latest Microsoft skills like Copilot and Fabric, find Microsoft-related jobs and gigs, access
Microsoft-related business opportunities, and engage with a community of like-minded professionals. Through training
content such as Microsoft Learn, members will be upskilled in line with Microsoft’s industry-leading standards on topics such as Azure, AI, and cloud infrastructure management. The Talent Cloud will then match skilled individuals to partners in need of those key competencies. Since the announcement of the new partnership in December 2023, more than 10,000 developers (reportedly) from across the continent have signed up to the platform.

The platform will provide access to webinars, workshops, and conferences led by Microsoft industry leaders, offering real-time updates and insights to help developers stay ahead of the curve in Microsoft technologies.
Members will also have access to $200 worth of Azure Credits, enabling them to explore cutting-edge and monetizable
Azure skills that are useful for SMEs, entrepreneurs, corporate and freelance use. By enabling talents to subscribe to the
annual $99 membership fee through their preferred local payment methods, the platform also addresses one of the most significant barriers to digital learning and certifications in Africa, ensuring equitable opportunities for skills development and career advancement across the continent.