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Miss.Africa Digital Announces the 2019 Seed Fund Winners

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – Oct. 25, 2019: The pioneering Miss.Africa Digital, a DCA Digital Academy Pan-African program of DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Trust, has announced the winners of the fourth prestigious Africa-focused seed fund award. The 2019 Grand Prize Winner of the Prestigious Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund award is KampaBits of Uganda. BasaliTech, Lesotho and Ace Commmunications, from The Gambia are both…

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? Celebrate International Women’s Day with 2019 Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund Application Drive !

“Parallel to my advocacy on the philosophy of positive “tech disruption”, and how it has the ability to create a welcome change in our societies, if we regularly engage in doing something out of our comfort zone for our mind, body and spirit, I’m a great believer that we will find ourselves in a much better space as human beings,…

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Master the Art of Disruption at Women in Tech Africa 18-19 March 2019 Cape Town, SA

Master the Art of Disruption Join 300+ tech leaders and professionals at Africa’s vibrant centrepiece for women in tech – hear from the best speakers in the industry, enhance your entire skills portfolio and celebrate gender diversity in the world’s fastest growing industry 2 Days, 5 Tracks, 70+ Speakers, 300+Attendees Women in Technology Africa 2019, taking place in Cape Town,…

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2018 Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund Winners Announced

Port Louis, Mauritius, 17th July 2018 – The Pan-African trust program of DotConnectAfrica (DCA) today announces the winners of the 2018 Miss.Africa Digital Seed Funding for STEM Programs. Kumasi Hive from Ghana wins the 2018 5,000 USD Grand Prize while, INTELLECT-Team at Laboratory of Technologies for Smart Systems (CRNS) Tunisia and Eco-Sol Consulting (Full STEM Ahead!) Seychelles will take home…

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We need to address the digital gender divide to bridge the economic divide

Labour markets and educational needs are being transformed for women and young people by the onslaught of fast-moving technological change, a United Nations commission hears Negative stereotypes about women and girls studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are among the impediments to an inclusive world where hi-tech solutions solve global problems, the 21st session of the UN Commission…

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PressForProgress to PowerYourInnovation: Miss.Africa Celebrates International Women’s Day

“Since my early high-tech startups, I have always aspired and set up programs to allow girls to participate in the digital economy. I figure if girls see other women in leadership positions, they will always have the courage to try.” – Sophia Bekele, Founder of Miss.Africa Let us join this International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women globally – a…

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ITU: Meet the EQUALS in Tech Award finalists: the Miss.Africa Digital programme

By ITU News Miss.Africa Digital, a Pan-African programme to promote digital skills for women across the continent, has been named as a finalist for the Equals in Tech Awards, which take place in Geneva, Switzerland next week. ITU News recently caught up with Sophia Bekele, the founder and Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica.Org, a Kenya-based organization that provides the awards for…

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DCA Trust Announces AboCoders, Nigeria as the Winner of Miss.Africa Seed Fund Grand Prize

Congrats to Winners!, Nigeria’s AboCoders won the USD 5000 Grand Seed Fund Prize. Ethiopia’s Bahir Dar University STEM Center and Zambia’s Ubongo Game Lab, were selected as the winners of the USD 1000 Geographic/Country Category. PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – May 25, 2017 – PRLog — The Pan-African trust program of DotConnectAfrica (DCA) announces the 2016/17 winners of the Miss.Africa Seed…

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Mobile App Developers from Miss.Africa Program graduate

Twenty Five (25) women selected from over three hundred applicants benefited directly by receiving 3 months training at eMobilis which was selected DCA Trust’s partner. eMobilis emerged as the grand prize winner of the inaugural Miss.Africa Seed Fund.   The two other winners were a Madagascar based Tech start-up MDG/Pyladies Antananarivo and Pycon Cameroon, a start up that teaches computer coding…

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