The digital job fair in Madagascar, Zah@Geek 2.0, opened its doors yesterday at Soarano Station. Organized by Orange Digital Center Madagascar, the show brings together over two days some thirty companies recruiting in the digital sector and nearly 3,000 young graduates and job seekers. About a hundred positions are offered by the exhibiting companies in order to be filled immediately at the show. Zah@Geek 2.0 began in the presence of Tahina Razafindramalo, Minister of Digital Development, Digital Transformation, Posts and Telecommunications, Gabriella Rahantanirina Vavitsara, Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training, and Frédéric Debord, CEO of Orange Madagascar. “This digital job fair in Madagascar is a concrete response to the challenges of digital transformation in Madagascar and to the challenge of employing young Malagasy people with computer skills. It brings together around thirty companies from all sectors that recruit in the digital sector and nearly 3,000 young graduates and job seekers around an exhibition and professional orientation and integration activities”, according to the organizers.
In concrete terms, the exhibiting companies will organize job dating and speed recruiting, to fill a hundred positions open to immediate hiring. Several animations and activities of orientation and professional integration are also on the program, such as thematic conferences on the digital sectors and professions, Masterclasses, or even a hackathon. The first edition, in January 2023, was a real success with around twenty exhibitors, more than 3,000 visitors in 2 days, more than 1,000 CVs received. More than 150 young people were hired immediately at the show by digital companies. “The Zah@Geek show is part of the continuity of the missions pursued by Orange Digital Center Madagascar, in particular that of training thousands of young Malagasy people in digital technologies, and supporting Madagascar in its digital transformation”support its promoters.
Orange Digital Center brings together in the same space open to all, a Code School, a Solidarity FabLab, as well as a start-up accelerator, Orange Fab. ODC also benefits from the support of our investment fund, Orange Ventures Africa, which invests in the most promising startups from the Orange Digital Center. “Since its deployment, 1,900 learners have been trained at Orange Digital Center Madagascar, 60% of whom are young women. Among the leavers, more than 600 are professionally integrated. Orange Digital Center is now a real catalyst for digital training in Madagascar, and it is also thanks to the support of German cooperation,” explained Frédéric Debord.