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Akachi Nwoke on Why the AWP Network is Important

My name is Akachi Nwoke and I am a makeup artist. Last year, I applied to the AWP Network photography contest and I am glad I did. Although I came in third place, the competition helped me realize that I was not yet ready to start my business.  You may read more about my story here. I… Read More ›


Help Change the Future of Electricity

Register to compete for $1 million and help change the future of electricity. The goal: design and build a kW-scale inverter with the highest power density (at least 50 Watts per cubic inch). Inverters are the essential boxes that take direct current from devices such as solar panels and batteries and turn it into alternating… Read More ›


The AWP Network at the Harvard IDEASpHERE Forum

IDEASpHERE was a two-day celebration of powerful ideas. The event featured innovative talks, presentations, simulations, and interactive discussions delivered by inspirational members of the HKS community. Learn more about the event here: Harvard Ideasphere                            


Co-Founder of Jumia Nigeria Launches New Startup

Raphael Afaedor, former managing director at Jumia, recently launched a company with Gbolahan Fagbure, Jumia’s former director of operations. Their new project, is an online grocery delivery service serving the Ikoyi, Victoria Island, and Lekki areas of Lagos. The service allows customers to shop from a wide selection of grocery items that can be… Read More ›


W.TEC Girls Technology Camp

W.TEC Girls Technology Camp is a two-week technology education and mentoring program organized by W.TEC, with the objective to help girls develop an early interest in computers and other information technology. For the camp duration, girls will participate in technology workshops. The long-term goal is to increase the numbers of Nigerian women using technology productively… Read More ›

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Global Awards for Outstanding Work in Technology for Gender Equality

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality. The annual GEM-TECH Awards will be conferred on seven winners from government, the private sector, academia… Read More ›


Apply: Young Innovators Competition

The young innovators competition seeks gifted young entrepreneurs with ideas for innovative social enterprises. The Young Innovators Competition is looking for 18-30 year old entrepreneurs from around the world with social start-ups which use open source technologies for disaster management. This could include disaster preparedness, early warning, emergency communication and response, and recovery from natural disasters.We urgently… Read More ›


Women Building Communities

The Women and Youth Empowerment Network, a UK based non-governmental organization, in collaboration with the Network for Development, will host an African Women capacity building program titled: ‘Women Building Communities‘ in November. This program is geared at enhancing the capacity building skills and participation of African women in community development projects. Activities planned for the event… Read More ›


Five (5) Business Lessons from WorldCup 2014

                    post written by Mary Olushoga (1) Winning is not always guaranteed. (2) Lessons from #BRAvsGER, just like in life, there are no restart or reset buttons. Play hard and play well. You can choose to move on and do better, but technically, there are no… Read More ›

Apply: Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Building on the success of the 2013 Awards, Unilever is inviting young people to come up with practical and innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges and enter them in the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards. Young entrepreneurs (aged 30 or under) are invited to submit inspiring initiatives that tackle the… Read More ›


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