Gateway provides capacity building as a service through transforming third party content into digital learning experiences and offering all the functions of administering a school, and teaching, as a service, while also being a course aggregator for training organisations through providing a market place filled with courses targeted at employers and individuals wanting to skill-up in all things SDG.
Gateway is part of the Digital Frontiers Group and was officially launched on 1 July 2020. Gateway came to market after Digital Frontiers and CGAP's Gateway Academy merged in order to better serve the capacity building needs in low-and-middle income countries.
Digital Frontiers is an African not-for-profit capacity building specialist, focused on building human capital aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to Gateway, Digital Frontiers also incorporates the Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI). DFI is a digital-first-but-blended school that delivers the teaching and administration of portfolios of courses to thousands of students in low-and-middle-income countries. Digital Frontiers was Founded in 2015 by David Porteous, Gavin Krugel and Ignacio Mas, with seed funding from Omidyar and has since had long-term funding partnerships with Mastercard Foundation, FSD Africa, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Flourish. Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, Digital Frontiers has a distributed team in over 18 countries focused on supporting our student-base in the projects we deliver
Gateway Academy was incubated at Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) under a five-year grant from Mastercard Foundation. Throughout the five years, CGAP built an online marketplace for financial service providers focused on financial inclusion. Working directly with human resources and training staff within financial institutions, Gateway Academy identified capacity gaps in the market and partnered with top quality training service providers to digitize their existing content into engaging, compelling, impactful online courses. During the grant period, Gateway Academy focused on delivering in seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and Ghana.