EQUALS in Tech 2017 Awards Finalist: Miss.Africa Digital

Published: 6 years ago

Category: Africa, Technology

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Miss.Africa Digital is the first Pan-African programme for women-in-technology, is a gender-focused initiative targeted mainly at female youth audiences throughout the continent to increase their personal involvement in early technology use and adoption with a view to improving their digital self-awareness, skills development, empowerment and overall financial independence. The programme is aimed in involving them in complementary gender development initiatives that improve the lives of young girls and women through digital inclusion. ‚Äč

The Miss.Africa Seed Fund in Africa offers grants to support women and girls in the STEM fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles. Since its inception, the Miss.Africa Seed Fund (now in its third year) has received over 400 applications from 30 countries across Africa.

Over 500 young women have now been trained and received skill sets in mobile and web development and also entrepreneurship skills to enable them design and plan revenue generating business models. The programme provides training, mentorship and outreach programs to increase the number of skilled women in technology, entrepreneurship and to catalyze impact in the community.

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