Miss.Africa Digital Celebrates International Women’s Day With its Annual Seed Fund Application Drive

Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund 2019
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DCA Trust celebrated the Women’s Day by launching the 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, as well as be more effective in our work.” 2019: Year of work-life-balance, – Sophia Bekele, Founder of Miss.Africa Digital

Our Pan-African Miss.Africa Digital program aims everyday to promote the growth of Africa’s all round growth ecosystem to bridge gender divide through the women-in-tech and entrepreneurship program.

Last year, Miss.Africa Digital pledged, #PressedForProgress and #PoweredYourInnovation throughout Africa. This year it gets even better, we go #BeyondInnovation as we announce once again the annual Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund. For those interested, we encourage you to use the below portal to apply for our 2019 Miss.Africa Seed Fund Award!. Says Miss.Africa Digital

The 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.

To apply, please fill the form with the instructions in the portal here or send your Expression of Interest (EOI) to the email:eoi(at)dotconnectafrica.org

ELIGIBILITY

To apply for a Miss.Africa Seed Fund grant applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

– Current resident of an African country (including North and Sub-Saharan Africa).
– Application must be submitted in English.
– Applying as an individual (at least 18 years of age), or a representative of a non-governmental organization (NGO) or social enterprise based in Africa.
– Ability to demonstrate previous experience conducting activities supporting women and girls in computer science or STEM fields.
– Commitment to developing and contributing to a virtual community for supporting women and girls initiatives.
– Demonstrated leadership potential (references will be required for those applying for leadership funds).
– Proposed projects MUST have a tangible impact for women and girls in computer science and/or STEM- related fields.

PROJECTS
Preference will be given to projects that target under-served populations and locations, take a collaborative approach, have a high potential for growth and present an innovative use of technology.

Projects eligible for grant funding include, but are not limited to:

– Computer science workshops and trainings for women and girls
– Early incubation of female tech entrepreneurs
– Programming and app development training programs
– Hackathons and coding boot camps for girls

SEED FUND TIMELINE
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.

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