Gender

The Need for Gender Diversity in Nigeria’s Music Industry, Emma Nyra Speaks to the AWP Network

Emma Nyra speaks to Mary Olushoga, Founder of the AWP Network in this interview, she discusses what inspired her to start her record label and her plans to help increase the number of female artists in Nigeria’s male-dominated music scene. Born Emma Chukwugoziam Obi, ‘Emma Nyra’ left the United States for Nigeria to launch her …

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Apply: Innovate Ventures Accelerator in Somaliland – $30,000 Prize

Are you an early stage start-up based in the Somali region? Are you working at the cutting edge of innovation, or developing a tech-enabled product or service addressing a big local need? Are you passionate about your business idea? The Innovate Accelerator is a 12-week program that comprises mentorship and training by domain experts and …

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Apply: 2016 GEM-TECH Awards

The third annual Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology  (GEM-Tech) Awards by UN Women and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has opened its call for nominations. This prestigious global prize recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men (individuals and organizations) addressing the digital gender divide by embracing the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) …

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Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology Wins GEM Tech Award

Honorable Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s 1st Minister of Communication Technology and founding chairperson of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ), a non-governmental organization seeking to improve the success rate of female entrepreneurs as well as increase the proportion of women in senior positions in corporate organizations just won the GEM Tech Award. The GEM-TECH Awards is organized …

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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 …

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Sharefair 2014: Inspiring Change for Rural Women

The Sharefair 2014 on Rural Women’s Technologies to Improve Food Security, Nutrition and Productive Family Farming invites submissions of technologies and innovations that support rural female smallholder farmers. Eligible Countries: Burundi, D.R. of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The objectives expected to …

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Women’s education as a silver bullet for sustainable growth

While there has been remarkable progress, report warns that there are still many challenges ahead for countries in the South, including an ageing population, environmental degradation, and inequality. Poverty and inequality are particularly worrying, as an estimated 1.57 billion people, representing 30 percent of the population in the 104 countries studied for the report, still …

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