The 6th Continental Essay Competition by National Standards Bodies

The African Organization for Standardization is inviting students in institutions of higher learning in Africa to submit their essays on the 6th Continental Essay Competition to their respective National Standards Bodies (NSBs). ARSO is an intergovernmental body, established by the African Union and UNECA in 1977 with the principal mandate to harmonize African Standards and

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The Women Who Start Hackathon 2019

The Women Who Start hackathon aims at closing gender gaps and to disrupt economic inequality. The Women In Technology Uganda (WITU) Hub believes that through a collaborative, unconventional women-led social change hackathon, local genius can be aligned with a global network, committed to designing solutions that transform into opportunities for women in leadership, education and

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The ReSAKSS Data Challenge 2019

The ReSAKSS data challenge is an Africa wide -diaspora included- competition targeting researchers, students, creative designers, developers and analysts and anyone passionate about data. The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) supports the successful implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) by providing policy-relevant data; facilitating dialogue among stakeholders; monitoring progress

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DataFest Kampala 2019; the First Data Festival in East Africa

DataFest Kampala is the first edition of an international community event in East Africa bringing together data scientists, technologists, designers, government, civil society, business and marketing to connect and explore opportunities for collaboration. The DataFest Kampala is organised by Pollicy, a Uganda-based technology consulting and development firm aimed at improving government service delivery through improved

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The Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator 2019 (Africa Class 3)

Launchpad Accelerator is a 3-month program that helps startups build great products and companies by matching them with the best of Google – its people, network, thought leadership, and technology. Within Africa, Launchpad Accelerator is currently working with startups from Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. For this first class, applications are open to tech startups that

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The Mastercard Start Path Program 2019

Start Path Program is Mastercard’s worldwide program for innovative later stage startups from across the globe. Since 2014,  the Mastercard Start Path Program has been working with an ever-growing portfolio of startups with unique solutions across fintech and commerce. The Mastercard Start Path Program is based on what has worked best for Mastercard’s portfolio of

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DATA4CHAN.GE 2019 (Five-Day Workshop In Nairobi)

DATA4CHAN.GE brings talented people from the visual storytelling community together with civil society organizations that have fascinating original datasets and powerful stories to tell. DATA4CHANGE 2019, Nairobi (30 May – 3 June) A DATA4CHANGE flagship event is a five-day residential workshop with full immersion into the inner workings of a data visualisation studio. CSOs and

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The MTN Open API Challenge 2019

Applications to the long-awaited MTN Open API Challenge are now open to interested applicants living in Uganda. MTN Uganda recently became the first telecom company in Uganda and in the MTN Group to grant access to third-party access to its Mobile Money Access Programming Interface (API). An Open API platform enables developers and programmers to

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