Four faculty members Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Felix Mogesa, Elizabeth Wamicha and Ivan Sang will participate in the upcoming SAP Enterprise Systems Education for Africa (ESEFA) program Train-the-Trainer workshop from 14th to 18th July 2014 at the University of Cape Town. Apart from Strathmore academics, other participants will be from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria), University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) and University of Zambia. This is the first ESEFA train-the-trainer workshop.
The Enterprise Systems Education for Africa (ESEFA) is a three year Public Private Partnership Project worth over € 3 million that targets select African Universities co-financed by DEG (Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH) with public funds from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and SAP. The project kicked off in September 2013. DEG finances private-sector investments in developing countries with the aim of creating the basis for sustainable growth and a lasting improvement of the living conditions of the local population. SAP is a German multinational corporation that is the market leader in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software used to manage business processes. SAP through its University Alliances program encourages a practical and future-oriented education by enabling worldwide access to the newest SAP technology for lecturers and students. With fast growing economies in Africa, there is a huge demand for SAP consultants.
The intensive five day course will give a good overview of Enterprise Systems using SAP ERP Software. Case studies will be used to impart knowledge on business processes implementation, management, mapping into an enterprise system and real-time inventory integration. Best practises will be explored on how to conduct ERP training. The course consists of a core curriculum comprising SAP navigation, the procure-to-pay business process, sales-to-cash business process and Inventory management. The professors will be prepared to be able to teach the curriculum to their students and also run extracurricular courses around the same. SAP University Alliances provides access to leading SAP Education curriculum, allowing faculty to integrate professional curriculum into their courses. This program would also play a role in closing ERP skills gaps in Africa and enhance employability of students who will be more skilled and ready. SAP University Alliances is committed to support more of such workshops on SAP training in Africa.