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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a leader of gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Online forum’s International Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the leading four in the Report’s political empowerment classification, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The nation therefore appeared a natural suitable for a 2018 pilot program of the African Development Bank’s Coding for Work initiative, with Nigeria, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Coding for Employment flagship program…

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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a pioneer of gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The country therefore seemed a natural fit for a 2018 pilot program of the African Development Bank’s Coding for Employment initiative, with Nigeria, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Coding for Employment flagship program is…

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Forbes Nigeria Summit Will Function Top Business from the 1st Digital Accelerator Program for Nigeria

Forbes revealed Nigeria’s First Digital Start-up Accelerator program powered by the International Start-up Ecosystem early this year and within 2 weeks got over 5000+ applications. 200 business were chosen for the 2020 program which used 4 weeks of complimentary virtual training from 50 worldwide speakers and access to $100k in complimentary credits and benefits from AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud and Sendgrid. The program will culminate on June 25, 2020 from 12-3pm EST with the very first Forbes Nigeria Summit featuring the leading business from the friend. All 100+ environment…

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Founder Institute, AWEP Nigeria Partner to Support Early-Stage Female-Founded Companies

The Founder Institute , the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator and African Women Entrepreneurship Programme , an outreach, education, and engagement initiative that targets African women entrepreneurs, to promote business growth, are announcing two female-founder fellowships, for the upcoming Founder Institute 2020 programs, starting with Abuja program. The Founder Institute, having chapters in both Lagos and Abuja, aims to inspire and support early-stage female founders, in the Founder Institute, by providing: Feedback and Mentorship from 95+ top startup leaders, including Nkiru Balonwu, Nkemdilim Begho, Emilia Asim-Ita and Jane Egerton-Idehen A…

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