Networking Academy Alliance

The Networking Academy Alliance aimed to teach students computer networking skills and grant them internationally-recognized Cisco Certified Network Associate credentials, enabling trainees to compete effectively in the global marketplace.

Networking Academy Alliance

The alliance provided girls and women scholarships to attend the Networking Academies, and offered job searching guidelines to Academy graduates. The project established 239 academies in 60 African, Asia, and Middle Eastern countries, trained 700 Cisco instructors, and trained 10,000 students, with about 30% female participation. Additionally, Cisco helped accomplish locally defined measures of success by providing academies with financial sustainability, workforce development, and gender mainstream training manuals. In Afghanistan (2004-2008), the partnership worked to expand the curriculum of Afghan universities to include “Internet Essentials”, expand Cisco Networking Academies to four or more additional cities, and additional outreach to target groups. Consequently, Internet Essentials were introduced to most of the academy programs, academies were established in Herat, Mazar, Khost, and Jalalabad, and the Afghan Women In Technology program launched with more than 700 enrolled to design a network for the Women’s Dorm.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Cisco Systems

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet...

  • Hewlett Packard (HP)

    Goods Supplier, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) Is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. The...

  • Panduit

    Service Providers
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Panduit is a developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that help customers optimize the physical infrastructure through simplification, increased agility and operational efficiency....

Key Information

  • Start Date 2004
  • End Date 2008
  • ValueUSD 2.3 Million