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Apply: Ventures Platform Foundation $2,500 Grant

Ventures Platform Foundation (VPF), the social impact arm of Ventures Platform Hub, has launched a call for applications for its latest incubation program, Gov Labs – a 12-week program for tech solutions implementing accountability and transparency within the Nigerian government’s COVID-19 response. Created with support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the new initiative …

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Apply: US $ 1 Million Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development

The Al-Sumait Prize, Health category, is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering and high-impact contributions to solving health challenges in Africa, with a special focus in the 2021 cycle on the utilization of effective frameworks and programs to resolve and manage health crises such as SARS, COVID-19, and infectious zoonotic diseases. Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, …

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Paid Internship: entry-level data analyst/scientist training program

In collaboration with Digital Explorers and Data Science Nigeria, the six-month paid scheme is specifically targeted at supporting women in tech and closing the gender gap within the African and global tech industry. Digital Explorers launched in 2019, selecting 15 Nigerian ICT specialists, from a pool of 1,400 young talents. The first cohort of 15 …

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APO Group African Women in Media Award to Recognize Support of Female Journalists for Women’s Entrepreneurship in Africa

APO Group presents the second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award set to recognize, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa. The Award will be bestowed to the winner at the 6th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum’s (AWIEF) Virtual Conference and Awards hosted on 2-3 December 2020, …

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The High Commission of Canada in South Africa and AWIEF partner for eCommerce Capacity Development Program for Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa

Funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), this program will enhance market access for women entrepreneurs through building knowledge, capacity, and skills in digital channels. Ecommerce is one of the most dynamically growing business sectors in Africa. Retailing online has provided SMEs and the informal sector solutions to keep running and reaching customers …

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AWP Network Program Managers, Florentina Agu and Sike Gbana Discuss the AWP Network Vendor Program

The African Women Power (AWP) Network recently launched a vendor program in collaboration with Shoprite Nigeria to help increase the number of women entrepreneurs who supply to Shoprite.  The AWP Network Vendor program is a capacity building program for local vendors seeking professional guidance regarding best practices and guidelines to become vendor suppliers. The AWP Network Local …

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Mary Olushoga, Founder of AWP Network wins the Africa Data Challenge

The Planet Earth Institute hosted the first-ever ‘Africa Data Challenge,’ as part of its #ScienceAfrica UnConference. The challenge is a groundbreaking competition that invites well-qualified parties to pitch their ideas for projects that harness data for real human impact in Africa. While the ‘data revolution’ is a major theme in conversations on technology and business, there …

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