• #eSkills4Girls Challenge Winners

  • 13th June 2017

  • The German government under its G20 presidency in 2017 launched the initiative #eSkills4Girls, which included several activities initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation

    and Development (BMZ). As part of this global initiative the Impact Hub network and the BMZ conducted the #eSkills4Girls Challenge, supported by Google.

    The challenge aims to tackle the gender digital divide by increasing the participation of women and girls in the digital economy. Startups, social enterprises, and NGOs that are already promoting women in tech and bear proven and scalable potential are given the needed support.

    We had the opportunity to participate in the the first stage of the competition in Accra; and out of 13 teams, we came out as the overall winner. We then represented Ghana in Germany by competing with teams from Ukraine, Philippines and Brazil. In Germany, we won the pitch competition and were awarded with €15,000, mentorship by Google and support from Impact Hub. We also had the opportunity to present Developers In Vogue to the esteemed delegates of the Women 20 Summit, which had Chancellor Angela Merkel in attendance.

    Being a part of the #eSkills4Girls initiative has been very instrumental to our growth as it exposed us to a valuable network of people and organizations that are passionate about supporting our work.

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