The workshop is aimed at the articulation of the specific developments in the field of digital humanities that are taking shape in Africa and their potential to enhance the global DH agenda. In addition, attention will be given to capacity building and the planning of initiatives along the lines of ‘science4development’. The program will include introductions into the infrastructural support for DH and the most widely used data analysis methods with the Humanities and Social Sciences. Results of the workshop’s project-oriented will be presented during a special slot of DH2019, the global Digital Humanities conference that will take place in Utrecht (The Netherlands)in the week after the workshop.