How Many Africans Contribute to Open Source Software?

How Many Africans Contribute to Open Source Software?

Published on: Oct 06 2022 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The current literature on analyses of African participation in global digital infrastructure reveals very low open source contribution levels from the continent. The most up-to-date analysis from GitHub’s “State of the...
6 African Governments Are Conducting Illegal Digital Surveillance of Citizens

6 African Governments Are Conducting Illegal Digital Surveillance of Citizens

Published on: Mar 17 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The right to privacy and to private communications is a fundamental human right that is enshrined in African constitutions, international human rights conventions and domestic laws. All surveillance is a violation of these...
How African Governments and Citizens Spar Over Digital Civic Spaces

How African Governments and Citizens Spar Over Digital Civic Spaces

Published on: Sep 30 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Civic space remains open in only two of Africa’s 54 countries. The reduction in safe public spaces in which democratic debate can take place represents a breach of citizens’ digital rights and makes achievement of the...
Apply Now: $7.5 Million USD to Grow Your Facebook Group Community Impact

Apply Now: $7.5 Million USD to Grow Your Facebook Group Community Impact

Published on: May 10 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Social media can be a force for good in developing countries. People can use platforms like Facebook Groups to create a positive impact on the broader world by mobilizing communities around social and economic goals. Sign...
8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

Published on: Jul 22 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA
Despite progress over the past few years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still has the largest gender gap in terms of women’s economic participation in the world. This economic divide also holds true when...
Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Published on: Mar 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Young people between the ages of 10-24 should be central actors in shaping the world they live in. They are  early adopters of new digital applications, and could use them to address their health and wellbeing, increasing...
Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Published on: Jan 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The US Government recognizes that there is a significant gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields worldwide. It would like to stimulate the next generation of women leaders by providing...
Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Published on: May 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange
There are thousands of innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East, yet too few are known outside of the small circles where they operate – or hope to. Orange S.A., the French...
Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program

Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program

Published on: Dec 19 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program
Harnessing the power of business, technology and innovation, TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in technology sectors from the Middle East and Africa together with their American counterparts for a professional mentorship...