Facebook helps Zimbabwean entrepreneurs build digital skills

Facebook Africa‘s teams are visiting Zimbabwe this week to host a series of training events and workshops designed to help local tech entrepreneurs and small businesses to sharpen their digital skills and expertise. 

From 13 to 15 July, Facebook and partner Digify Africa are holding their Boost Your Business training programme at Moto Republik and Impact Hub Harare.  Boost Your Business aims to help small business owners understand how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses. The programme is also running currently in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. 

Topics covered include content marketing, digital marketing fundamentals, tips on how to understand and engage audiences on Facebook, and more. Training sessions are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, 13 July: Moto Republik, 3pm – 6pm (open to the public)

Friday, 14 July: Impact Hub Harare, 2pm- 5pm (exclusively for participants in the Impact Accelerate 2030 competition and “These Images are Stories” programme)

Saturday, 15 July: Impact Hub Harare: 10am – 4pm (open to the public)

Developer Circles Harare from Facebook will organize regular engineer and product gatherings that seek to educate and provide a forum for discussion and knowledge sharing around topics that are top-of-mind for developers in a particular market, including ways to build with the Facebook platform and defining success metrics. Additionally, these gatherings will feature guest speakers who will share their own best practices and insights.

 “The developer community has played a large role in Facebook's success to date, and we continue to focus on helping startups, entrepreneurs, and developers to succeed,” says Proud Dzambukira, Facebook Strategic Product Partner, Platform Partnerships. “We are excited to announce the Zimbabwe launch of Developer Circles from Facebook, a programme for developers to connect, learn, and collaborate with other local developers.”

The first event will take place on 14 July during which developers will discuss Facebook Messenger. Join Developer Circles Harare to be part of the community and attend the meetup.

The Developer Circle: Harare Launch will feature presentations from a Facebook Representative Proud, Developer Circle Leads and some of the amazing developers already making amazing applications in the community.

Muvezwa Messenger Bot Finalist says: “I’m looking forward to meeting other Zimbabwean developers at this event, which offers a great platform to share knowledge. By fostering a stronger developer community, Facebook is empowering us to succeed with its platform and create great apps and services for our market.”

Registration for Saturday’s Boost Your Business session is still open. Sign up to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boost-your-business-with-facebook-and-digify-bytes-tickets-35929293484?aff=es2


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