Fair Trade Software

Proven economic transformation

Technology has the potential to transform life in sub-Saharan Africa, bringing employment and prosperity. Back in 2010 we decided to play a role in this transformation, so we started collaborating with Kenyan developers. That’s how “Fair Trade Software” began, something that has grown into an economic model now governed by an independent Foundation. Software development is more than just creating tech products, it is a service that enables innovation in other sectors. Sharing our knowledge of this we catalyze change, leapfrogging other economic sectors and driving significant measurable impact.

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Digital training

CodePamoja - “Code Together” in Kiswahili

Competa graduate training has been turning enthusiastic and talented people into ICT professionals for more than twenty years. We understand that management techniques, tech- and soft-skills are difficult to learn academically, professional experience can only be acquired by working alongside qualified practitioners. To help people in Africa access the same opportunities as people in Europe we extended our graduate training program in 2015. Collaborating in cross-border virtual teams, experienced developers in the Netherlands join African teams online to work on real projects using the latest tech.

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Competa in Africa today

IT services for the African continent

Our Nairobi office provides software development and consultancy services for Financial and Healthcare Institutions, NGOs, International Development Agencies and other organizations operating across the African continent. For these projects we employ local staff and business partners, sustainably creating software jobs for people in Africa. Projects are supported from the Netherlands to stimulate knowledge sharing and guarantee consistent international standards.

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