About us: Kitsoworks

About KitsoWorks

The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has a strategic collaboration agreement with Microsoft Corporation through which a Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) has been setup within the BIH in Gaborone. Through this partnership a Youth Empowerment program called KitsoWorks has been setup with the implementation partner, The Department of Ministry, Youth, Sports and Culture.


Catalyzing employability skills

A YouthSpark and 4Afrika initiative that provides youth with exclusive access, via internet and mobile phone, to courses to develop their professional skills and boost employment. A platform with a job search function, youth mentoring and social and professional networking. The program is rolled out in conjunction with Ministries of Youth and Labour, donor organizations and lead NGOs.

Workforce development

A full ecosystem to support workforce development across Botswana for job research and professional skill enhancement – Online, on the ground and via a mobile function.

Personalized experience

A full-inclusive experience which provides career planning resources for visitors to identify their career path and the training gap compared to the requirements. It offers extensive training options for different skills customized to specific target groups and jobs, directing visitors to online and physical locations where they can identify the jobs available, and helping them prepare their applications.

Build Your Business curriculum

Within the portal, the entrepreneur section includes BYB, a Microsoft Citizenship program for micro and small entrepreneurs to help them promote skills training and create new businesses through cutting-edge tools. BYB will help them leverage productivity and technology tools to grow their own company.

A localized tool

Implemented by Department of National Internship Program in Botswana, the portal is currently available in English.

A best in class content partnership

A platform that draws on best practice training content and approaches developed in partnership with different partners locally and globally.

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