Chad: Mahamat Issaka Saleh trains youths in digital skills

By : Melchior Koba

Date : mercredi, 28 février 2024 10:56

A computer scientist and entrepreneur, he aims to become a key player in the development of the Chadian tech ecosystem.  With years of freelance experience across various digital projects, he is now dedicating his expertise to empowering the youth in his country.

Mahamat Issaka Saleh (photo), a web and mobile developer and entrepreneur from Chad, is the founder of Sahelindev. This startup, through its namesake platform, offers IT services, supports tech-related projects, and provides digital skills training for young people.

There is a shortage of qualified and fast-acting IT service providers in Chad, especially for website creation,” says Saleh explaining that this observation led him to establish Sahelindev, with the primary mission of meeting digital needs and promoting digital technology across Africa.

In an interview with We Are Tech Africa, Saleh expressed his long-term goals of expanding his platform across Africa to foster wider digital transformation. His aim is “ to expand the platform on a continental scale, targeting various African countries to foster broader digital transformation and play a key role in supporting startups by offering innovation spaces and incubation programs." He also wants to "actively participate in social responsibility initiatives by using technology to solve social problems.”

Saleh, who has a deep passion for technology, is driven by his desire to contribute to Chad’s technological progress and create innovative solutions. His journey in the digital world began in secondary school. After earning his high school diploma, he enrolled at M’Hamed Bougara University in Boumerdes, Algeria, in 2018, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science.

Upon graduation, Saleh embarked on a freelance career, offering his skills on various freelancing platforms and providing services to his network and local organizations. His portfolio includes several projects in programming, web and mobile development, and graphic design.

In December 2023, he received the Actor for African Ecosystem ASC award in the “Technology” category at the African Start-up Conference in Algiers.

Melchior Koba


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