Winners Announced For The 2021 Digital Equality Award
Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE), a network connecting local and international stakeholders to address the digital gender divide and drive sustainable economic growth in Africa, has announced winners for the Digital Equality Awards.
The Digital Equality Awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals in Ghana and Uganda who are working to push the boundaries of digital inclusion and transformation in Africa.
CODE, a network connecting local and international stakeholders to address the digital gender divide and drive sustainable economic growth in Africa, has announced judges for the inaugural ‘Digital Equality Awards’ in Ghana and Uganda.
The Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE) Digital Equality Awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals in Ghana and Uganda who are working to push the boundaries of digital inclusion and transformation in Africa. The awards look to acknowledge individuals who are enabling digital skills, innovation and knowledge to improve the lives of African women, youth, marginalised groups and communities.
Digital Skills Champion
The Digital Skills Champion category recognises individuals who are building the human capital and talent pool needed to drive digital transformation and innovation in Africa. The award seeks to acknowledge individuals who are creating impactful opportunities and spaces for women, youth and marginalised groups to enhance their digital skills through training, workshops, e-learning and STEM education programmes in Ghana or Uganda.
Digital Inclusion Innovator
The Digital Inclusion Innovator category recognises individuals who are using digital innovation, technologies and entrepreneurship to build a more inclusive society. This award looks to acknowledge innovators in Uganda or Ghana whose solutions are solving pressing social challenges and helping to bridge the digital divide for women, youth and marginalised groups.
Women’s Entrepreneurship & Investment Champion
The Women’s entrepreneurship and Investment champion category recognises individuals who are working to enable women entrepreneurs in Uganda or Ghana to access the support and investment they need to build thriving businesses, particularly within the digital sector.
Research and Knowledge Builder
The Research and Knowledge builder award category recognises individuals who have championed knowledge building and research that helps to drive digital inclusion as well as enhance digital skills and opportunities for women, youth and marginalised groups in Ghana or Uganda.
Nominations must be completed online in English and submitted before the 27th June 2021.
The judges will review and assess the nominations in accordance with the set criteria and select the winners for each category in both countries.
Demonstrable experience leading and creating impact within and outside their organisation, a thought leader and role model who is paving the way for others to create change.
Contribution towards the inclusion of women within the digital economy in their community. Demonstrated for example through projects initiated and implemented, number of people impacted, scale or reach of their programmes/solutions/findings as well as any significant milestones achieved.
Demonstrated experience in delivering work in innovative ways and employing unique or new approaches to solving a problem..
Demonstrable positive impact on the lives of women, young people and marginalised groups and the community as a whole.
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