Resources & Links

Tech Hubs in Africa

  1. Start Hub
  2. Design Thinking School, University of Nairobi
  3. VC4Africa
  4. Ventures Africa
  5. Enspire Tech Innovation Hub
  6. ehub Uganda
  7. iHub
  8. CCHUB

Scholarship opportunities for African Women

  1. Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships for Women in Africa, Europe and the Middle East 2016/2017
  2. VLIR- UOS Masters & Training Scholarships in Belgium for African/Developing Countries
  3. MMMF Scholarship for Women from Developing Countries 2016-2017 in US & Canada
  4. MMMF Grants for Women from Developing Countries in South Africa 2015
  5. 2016 NWAG Scholarships for 37 Nigerian Women – Undergraduate

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Funding organizations & Foundations

  1. Carnegie Foundation
  2. Ford Foundation
  3. Intel Foundation
  4. Google Foundation

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Other Organizations promoting similar ideas as WAAW and supporting education for African women:

  1. PEO International
  2. Emobilis
  3. Institute of International Education , IIE
  4. Techwomen
  5. Schlumberger Faculty for the future
  6. STEM Bees
  7. Meltwater
  8. AWP Network
  9. Global Citizen Initiative

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African women in tech/STEM

  1. Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor: Dr. Okorafor is the founder and Chief Executive of WAAW Foundation. Born in Nigeria, she received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos in 1998. She obtained the M.Sc. degree from Rice University in Houston, TX and her Ph.D. at Texas A & M University, College Station, TX both in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is a graduate of INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship program and attended Stanford Business School’s Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship. Her industry experience includes software developer and team lead at the Education Technology Division at Texas Instruments, Dallas Texas. She has worked at Intel, HP and IBM research lab. Dr. Okorafor is a member of IEEE, ACM, SWE, NSBE and SPIE and has been the recipient of the Sloan Foundation Fellowship. the AAUW Engineering Dissertation Fellowship and the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship for promoting STEM education. She is a partner at Herbal buy modafinil uk reddit Papaya LLC and acts as a visiting professor at the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja Nigeria teaching courses at the Computer Science department.
  2. Funke Opeke: Funke was born and raised in Nigeria where she obtained a degree in Electronics & electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in 1981 before she proceeded to New York for a Master’s degree at Columbia University.According to Girls in ICT, following graduation from Columbia, Funke pursued a career in ICT in the United States and successfully ended that phase of her career as an Executive Director with the Wholesale division of Verizon Communications in New York when she decided to return to Nigeria in 2005.Funke joined MTN Nigeria as Chief Technical Officer, and also served as adviser to Transcorp and Chief Operating Officer of NITEL for a brief period before launching Main Street Technologies in 2007. The company went on to raise $240 Million to build the pioneer private submarine cable system in West Africa – Main One Cable. The 7,000km cable runs from Portugal down to Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria and is delivering wholesale broadband capacity across several countries in West Africa today.
  3. Ethel Coffie: Ethel Cofie is a Mandela Fellow for President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative (YALI), and has been  featured on BBC and CNN in regards to technology and women leadership.Cofie founded Women in Tech Africa, which was the initiator of the 1st Pan African woman in tech meetup and was shortlisted for the UN GEM Tech Award for work supporting women in ICT .Cofie sits on numerous boards including Egotickets (An Africa online ticketing platform); Chillax (A Mobile App for providing tailored entertainment choices for professional Africans); and Social Media week Lagos.

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