Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE), the network that connects local and global stakeholders to collaborate and address the digital gender divide and drive sustainable economic growth in Africa, has recognised and awarded individuals in Ghana and Uganda who are building the human capital and talent pool needed to drive digital transformation and innovation in Africa.

In a virtual ceremony held today, July 21, 2021, CODE awarded eight (8) individuals; four from each country from the following categories:

  • Digital Skills Champion
  • Digital Inclusion Innovator
  • Research and Knowledge Builder and
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship and Investment Champion

The aim of the awards is to acknowledge individuals, who are enabling digital skills, innovation and knowledge to improve the lives of African women, youth, marginalised groups and communities.

Criteria for selecting winners

To select winners, the judges followed four laid down criteria which include the following:

Leadership

  • Leading and creating impact
  • Thought leader
  • Role model paving the way for others

Innovation

  • Unique solutions
  • Innovative approaches

Achievement

  • Contribution towards the inclusion of women within the digital economy in their community
  • Number of people impacted
  • Scale and reach
  • Milestones achieved

Social Impact

  • Positive impact on women, youth and marginalized groups and communities

The following are the awardees of the respective categories from both Ghana and Uganda.

Awardees from Ghana

Digital Skills Champion

Coalition for Digital Equality honors digital impact makers
Founder, Digital Strategist, Digital Skills Trainer and Coach Circumspecte

Digital Inclusion Innovator

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CEO, Sesi Technologies

Research and Knowledge Builder

Coalition for Digital Equality honors digital impact makers
IT Community Engagement Lead

Women’s Entrepreneurship and Investment Campaign

Coalition for Digital Equality honors digital impact makers
Co-founder and CEO, Scaleup Africa Ltd

Awardees from Uganda

Digital Skills Champion

Coalition for Digital Equality honors digital impact makers
Founder of Hope for Young Mothers

Digital Inclusion Innovator

Coalition for Digital Equality honors digital impact makers
Founder & CEO, Enjuba

Research and Knowledge Builder

Coalition for Digital Equality honors digital impact makers
Founder, Pollicy

Women’s Entrepreneurship and Investment Campaign

Coalition for Digital Equality honors digital impact makers
Group CEO, Zimba Women

In a closing remark delivered by Dr. Winfred Onyas, a principal investigator with CODE, she expressed her appreciation to the nominees for their efforts in promoting digital inclusion in their respective spaces, and also to the judges and the CODE team for working tirelessly to make the Coalition for Digital Equality awards a success.

Get in touch with CODE via :

Twitter: @CODE_Coalition

LinkedIn: @CoalitionforDigitalEquality

Facebook: @CoalitionfirDigitalEquality

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