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MS. GEEK Ghana 2020: Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 14, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 11, 2020
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The competition is aimed at inspiring more girls into taking up Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education and careers to meaningfully contribute to solving the continent’s challenges using technology.

Top 10 finalists undergo a weeklong intensive training program to equip them with presentation, public speaking and critical thinking skills to prepare them for competition day. Ms. Geek Africa is selected by a panel of judges and receives exciting prizes including a cash prize, IT devices, a trip to an international technology conference, among others. All expenses are covered for all selected finalists.

The experience provides all finalists opportunity to compete and collaborate among peers as well as participate in the summit where they interact with industry leaders and their governments.

Prize Information
Accompanying prizes include:
a) Cash prize for the best five (5) submissions,
b) A laptop for each final ten shortlisted,
c) A trip to an International Technology Conference in 2021
d) Free one-year Internet Connection for the best five (5) submitters
e) Sponsored attachment for the best three (3) at a technology innovation hub closest to submitters to fine tune and actualize their concepts
f) All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for the shortlisted ten finalists.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Female between ages of 13 and 21 years old
2. Citizen of Ghana
3. Contestants must be available for selection and training.

PLEASE NOTE: The solution must be original or an improvement to existing solutions.

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Miss Geek Africa is an entrepreneurship competition that originated as Miss Geek Rwanda in 2014 but was renamed Miss Geek Africa in 2017 and has expanded to 22 countries in Africa.

Girls and women between the ages of 13 and 21 years submit apps that solve problems through technological innovations.

The top three competitors receive cash prizes and business training, and the winner also receives financial backing.

Deadline for submission is Friday 12th June, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit http://moc.gov.gh/ms-geek-ghana-2020-call-application

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020

This is great, Ana. Thanks for sharing:-)

Sinyuy Geraldine
May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020

This is great.Girls need to be encouraged. Thanks for sharing dear Isabel.