The Girls in ICT Rwanda calls nominations for Miss Geek Africa 2020. Smart Africa partners with Girls in ICT Rwanda to expand the Ms. Geek competition to all member states.
The MsGeek competition is an annual competition designed to inspire female university/TVET students to think critically and design solutions to issues faced by Rwandans today. In this competition, young women compete based on innovative ideas as well as their ability to develop a certain technology or develop a business idea. The purpose of MsGeek is to demonstrate that girls and young women can also excel in technologies.
Participating candidates will submit their essay describing the problem they want to solve, how their solution will solve it, a conceptual design, what technologies they are using/should be used to develop it, key stakeholders, how content will be generated and shared. Girls in ICT and Smart Africa Secretariat will select the best solution from every country to participate in the finals. The requirements for entries are as follows:-
The program offers equal opportunity for all finalists to learn and prepare for the day, and each of them will go home with a laptop and other prizes. Moreover, the top three winners will have an opportunity to win cash prizes and other lots of things. In addition to that, they also get an opportunity to participate in the Transform Africa Summit; they will interact with many industry leaders and their governments in the Summit. The organizer covers all the expenses for selected finalists.
In addition to that, finalists will have an opportunity to participate in an intensive training program and interaction with successful entrepreneurs. Moreover, the training equips them with the presentation, public speaking, and critical thinking skills to prepare them for the competition. The winner also receives a wide range of prizes including a cash reward, phone, laptop, tablet, a trip to an international technology event and more.
Interested candidates can visit the twitter page @GirlsInICTRw or on the Girls In ICT Rwanda Facebook page for more information. The candidates can find more information also on information at www.girlsinict.rw and smartafrica.org.
|Type of Opportunity||Competitions and Awards|
|Open to||Young African Girls|
|Organizer||Girls in ICT Rwanda|