To be the catalyst in enabling Africa to take its rightful place in the world through data science and ensure alignment between the academia and corporates on data science curriculum.
To develop a data scientist capability framework, which will include amongst other things the definition of a data scientist, acredditation process associated with clear proficiency levels and a data scientist career path.
To provide a platform and framework for data scientists in the African continent to connect and interact globally i.e. a community of practice for data scientist in Africa.Plug the gap in skills development given the existing skills gaps in the African continent i.e. using data science to empower the under privileged communities.
To drive and promote excellence of data science advancement in the industry through the recognition of excellence.
Acts as a professional body with mechanisms to recognize the data science membership and serve as a trusted source of knowledge to promote data science industry standard practices in the African continent.