The HEVA East Africa Creative Business Fund 2020

In partnership with the European Commission, and Agence Française de Développement (AFD), HEVA has opened applications to the East Africa Creative Business Fund an additional facility to the existing growth fund. This will see an additional investment of USD 380,000 go-to creative businesses that are registered and operational in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. 

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The Youth Connect Essay Challenge 2020

The Youth Connect Essay Challenge is organized to harness the creativity and innovation mindset of the African youth in promoting growth and development in Africa. The objective is to develop in undergraduate students the habit of contributing to national and global issues, as well as providing policymakers with an accessible perspective. It aims to promote

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The Africa Energy Generation Prize 2020

The Africa Energy Generation Prize aims to reward young African talents who have an innovative project or idea in the energy, health or agribusiness sectors. It is the Energy Generation’s conviction that the African youth have the potential to solve the challenge of access to electricity, in the span of a generation. They want to

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The Google Podcasts Creator Program 2020

The Google Podcasts creator program is a partnership between Google and PRX that trains, mentors, and provides resources to underrepresented voices in podcasting around the world. Last year, Google welcomed early-stage producers from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Spain, and the United States. This year, the program will serve creators from around the globe

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The Africa Innovation and Investment Forum’s COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its partners are pleased to invite researchers, firms, public and private development agencies, government leaders, innovators, youths and development partners to showcase their innovations at the first Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020 with a focus on COVID-19, from 15-19 June 2020. The COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

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The InsurTech Hackathon

The InsurTech lab through this customer engagement hackathon is looking to identify digital solutions that will improve or enable insurance service providers to engage with their customers. The InsurTech Lab at the Innovation Village is Uganda’s launchpad for leading innovators and entrepreneurs with ideas and solutions that can revolutionize the Insurance sector. The Innovation Village

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The Google Africa Developer Scholarship Program 2020

Building upon their pledge to provide mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world-class apps, Google is pleased to announce the new round of Google Africa Developer Scholarships aimed at equipping developers with access to high-quality, world-class training on mobile technologies and cloud platforms. The Google Africa Developer Scholarship The Google Africa Developer Scholarship

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7 Places to Learn to Code for Free!

Nowadays, you don’t have to go back to school (and take on the huge loan) to learn how to code or become a software programmer or engineer. The ability to code (and to participate in conversations around programming) is indispensable; it’s not a skill reserved for the uber-geeky. It allows business professionals to identify and

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