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EQUALS in Tech Awards 2021 – Call for Nominations

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 9, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on July 30, 2021
EQUALS in Tech Awards 2021 poster
EQUALS in Tech Awards 2021 poster

The EQUALS Global Partnership is delighted to announce the call for nominations for the 2021 EQUALS in Tech Awards! The awards are given every year to organizations and initiatives — both large and small — working to help girls and women gain equal internet access, digital skills, and opportunities in the tech industry.

The EQUALS in Tech Award finalists and winners are chosen by former winners, known as the Advisory Group, and experts from the EQUALS Steering Committee, composed of coalition leads, co-founders, and financial contributors.

The 2021 EQUALS in Tech award ceremony will be held in the last quarter of the year.

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Individuals and organizations around the world can nominate their own initiatives or those of others for an award in any of five categories:
a) Access;
b) Skills;
c) Leadership in Tech;
d) Leadership in SME;
e) Research.

They are looking for innovative initiatives and projects promoting gender equality online and in the tech sector.

Eligible initiatives and projects should:
• Reach girls and women in an impactful way;
• Have the potential to scale or be replicated once reconfigured / adapted to other contexts;
• Be innovative;
• Work in collaboration with partners.

> Winners will receive a trip to a significant tech event hosting the awards (past examples include the Internet Governance Forum and the EQUALS Partnership Plenary Meeting), with an opportunity to network with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, activists, teachers, and leaders from intergovernmental agencies and the private sector.
> Winners are invited to join an Advisory Panel that chooses future award winners.

The call for nominations is open to all individuals and organizations, regardless of their languages and nationalities, who wish to submit projects aimed at advancing gender equality using ICTs.

Nominations are open until 31 July, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 09
Jun 09

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 11
Jun 11

Thanks, Ana.

Busayo Obisakin

Thanks for sharing Ana!

Ana Isabel Paraguay

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