Applications open for Miss.Africa Seed programme


Applications have opened for third Round of Miss.Africa Seed Funding, which offers US$7,000 in grant money to women in and girls working in STEM fields in Africa.

The programme aims to help African women and girls to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles.

The 2016/17 winner of the US$5,000 grand prize was the Nigeria-based Abocoders. Bahir Dar University STEM Centre from Ethiopia and Ubongo Game Lab from Zambia received US$1,000 each in the second seed fund category.

Hundreds of women have so far benefitted from the Miss.Africa seed funding, with last year’s second round of Miss.Africa Seed Fund received over 200 applications from 24 countries across Africa. Nigeria had the most applications, while Kenya was in second and Ghana was third.

Interested parties can apply here.


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