Celebrating ITU Girls in ICT Day, Miss.Africa Digital Ambassadors speak

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April 25, 2019 - PRLog -- "Historically African women have been the pillar of strength throughout Africa and the Diaspora. Without examining the contributions made by African women throughout the ages, the full story of the African experience and struggle cannot be told" CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium Keynote Speech (http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs123/1102516344150/archive/1124018016132.html), - Sophia Bekele, Founder of Miss.Africa Digital

We are glad to bring you the latest updates from our Miss.Africa Digital Ambassadors.

This year we celebrate our 4th Seedfunding round with stories from our ambassadors, together with some of our March 2019 International Womens Month activities. We also join the world in observing the ITU Girls in ICT Day that aims to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and car​eers in the growing field of ICTs,​ enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.

The cohort in Kumasi Hive Ghana just succesfully completed their training where selected and fully funded girls in 3 cohorts recieved new skills in, Web Development, Internet of Things and Graphics Design with inputs from experts from the industry.

Kumasi Hive is the third grand winner and the 2018 Miss.Africa Digital Grand Seed Fund Prize. It is it is a multi-space innovation place for rapid prototyping of ideas, budding local innovations, impact start-up support and promoting youth entrepreneurship as a way of addressing critical social economic and developmental challenges. Read more here (http://missdotafrica.digital/cohorts-gain-new-skills-from...)

As part of its continuing pioneer-ship of supporting and promoting women in African tech landscape, DCA Academy sponsors and facilitates the role for our Miss.Africa Digital Ambassadors to get the opportunity to voice their minds.

During the international women's month of March, Ms. Sithembile Ncube, our Ambassador; Miss.Africa Digital WomenInTech Program and a recipient of the prestigious Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund award was opportuned the role to represent Miss.Africa Digital's work and her work at the Women in Tech Africa conference on 18-19 March 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.

She handled the topic; Presenting Tech Principles to a Non-Tech Audience (http://missdotafrica.digital/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/S...). Read her blog here (http://missdotafrica.digital/the-marvel-of-women-in-tech-africa-in-the-cape-miss-africa-digital-ambassador-sithembile-ncube/)

Other Miss.Africa winners are currently engaged in tech activities and we will be bringing you the updates as they complete. Training is one of the key channels to introduce new enviroments to those interested in learning new tech skills such as coding that would result in web and app development, and new entrepreneurship revenue channels for youth and girls and Miss.Africa and DCA Digital Academy are on the fore front.

Miss.Africa Digital: proud to generate the next TechQueens of Africa!

Announcing the 2019 Miss.Africa Seed Fund Application Drive

Before you leave, Miss.Africa Digital Initiative led by DCA Academy, is announcing the 2019 Seed Fund in Africa that will offer grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles.

Here are the important dates:

March 10, 2019: Miss.Africa Digital Fund Online Application opens
July 2, 2019: Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund Application Deadline
September 2019: Round IV of Miss.Africa Digital grants announced.

To apply, please fill the form with the instructions in the portal here:http://missdotafrica.digital/apply-now/call-seed-fund-eoi/ or send your Expression of Interest (EOI) to the email: eoi(at)dotconnectafrica.org
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