Home / Industry

Miss.Africa Announces 2016, Round II Seed Funding Tech Initiative for Women in Africa

2015 Inaugural Grand Prize Seed Fund Winner eMobilis Kenya receiving the $5000 Grant (Click to Enlarge)In a #STEM4girls Pan-African campaign, the Miss.Africa program is mobilizing a Round II Seed Fund for Tech initiatives in Africa that will avail small 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 digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles.

The Miss.Africa program led by DCA Academy and in partnership with eMobilis, is able to train over 25 girls in mobile and technology for the year 2016.

"These STEM projects are important for the development and growth of internet technologies that will spur Africa to the next frontier and we are happy to be part of the progress of taking the continent to that global platform," says Sophia Bekele, CEO and Founder DotConnectAfrica Group.

This is the second round of announcement for Miss.Africa Seed Fund. The winner of the first round eMobilis, is a Kenya based Mobile Technology Institute that focuses on training women and girls on Mobile Software Development and Network Infrastructure, which emerged as the grand prize winner of the inaugural Miss.Africa Seed Fund for an amount of USD 5,000. Twenty Five (25) women selected from over three hundred applicants will benefit directly by receiving training from eMobilis. The two other winners for the USD 1000.00 prize were a Madagascar based Tech start-up MDG/Pyladies Antananarivo and Pycon Cameroon, a start up that teaches computer coding to girls and women.

The Seed Fund is a sum of Seven Thousand United Stated Dollars (USD 7000). DCA Trust received an overwhelming number of applications of over 90 applicants from more than 18 Countries in Africa across the African continent and anticipates a big turn of applications for the 2016 phase.

This Pan-African program is interested in learning about successful activities that are currently supporting women and girls in STEM and through this effort, we also identify how we might support scalability and their impacts.

The 2016 Seed Grant for the amount Five Thousand US dollars ($5,000) will assist the winning participant to start or expand their capacity, while two other participants will receive a One Thousand US dollars ($1,000) grant, based on a mix of demographics and efforts that qualify under our program.

To apply, follow the instructions in the link below and send an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the email address at: eoi@dotconnectafrica.org

Seed Fund Eligibility:
Click here for further information

Timeline:
July 22, 2016: Miss.Africa Fund Online Application opens
November 15, 2016: Miss.Africa Seed Fund Application deadline
March 2, 2017: Round One of Miss.Africa grants announced

DotConnectAfrica

About DotConnectAfrica – DotConnectAfrica a non-profit, non-partisan org registered in Mauritius, along with DCA Registry Services located in Nairobi, Kenya will sponsor, establish and operate a gTLD registry with global recognition and regional significance dedicated to the needs of Pan-African & African constituency. Learn More

Related topics: Web

 
   

Don't miss a thing – get the Weekly Wrap delivered to your inbox.

Related Blogs

Related News

Explore Topics

Dig Deeper

Afilias

DNS Security

Sponsored by Afilias
Afilias Mobile & Web Services

Mobile Internet

Sponsored by Afilias Mobile & Web Services
Verisign

Cybersecurity

Sponsored by Verisign

Promoted Posts

Now Is the Time for .eco

.eco launches globally at 16:00 UTC on April 25, 2017, when domains will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. .eco is for businesses, non-profits and people committed to positive change for the planet. See list of registrars offering .eco more»

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Radix Announces Global Web Design Contest, F3.space

.TECH Gets Its Big Hollywood Break

Major Media Websites Lose Audience Due to Slow Load Times on Mobile

DeviceAtlas' Deep Device Intelligence Now Addresses Native App Environment

A Look at How the New .SPACE TLD Has Performed Over the Past 2 Years

Why .com is the Venture Capital Community's Power Player

Airpush Chooses DeviceAtlas to Provide Device Awareness to Mobile Ad Network

DeviceAtlas Releases Q2 2016 Mobile Web Intelligence Report, Apple Loses Browsing Market Share

Effective Strategies to Build Your Reseller Channel (Webinar)

Facilitating a Trusted Web Space for Financial Service Professionals

News.Markets: A Rising Star in the World of Financial Trading and New TLDs

Mobile Web Intelligence Report: Bots and Crawlers May Represent up to 50% of Web Traffic

DeviceAtlas Brings Device Awareness to HAProxy

Verisign Launches New Monthly Blog Series: Top 10 Keywords Registered in .COM and .NET

Standards and Browser Compatibility

.nyc Goes Public to Brand the Big Apple

Mobile Web Traffic: A Dive Into the Data

Four Reasons to Move from .COM to Your .BRAND Domain

Dot Brand: Why Your Brand Needs Its Own Top-Level Domain

DotConnectAfrica's Executive Director Sophia Bekele Keynote Remarks for the ITU's Girl's ICT Day