Data, Technology and Digitalisation Series: Digital Skills for Youth

The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a webinar in partnership with Microsoft about the skills young people need to be competitive employees, entrepreneurs and digital citizens.

Over 60 percent of the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens are aged 29 or under. This webinar provides an opportunity for young people from across the Commonwealth to talk to industry experts about their digital skills needs and challenges.

Discussions will start with opening remarks from The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, and Senior Leaders at Microsoft.

The webinar will then offer two panel sessions. The first of which will look at country and organisational initiatives in building digital skills for young people. The second session, led by the Commonwealth Young Professionals, discusses youth experiences and ideas on digital skills gaps and opportunities. A demonstration of digital skills capacity-building tools will also be demonstrated by Microsoft, followed by a Q&A session.