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Friday, December 20, 2013

WeTech Seed Fund for Women and Girls in Computer Science

Applications are been accepted for the  WeTech Seed Fund for Women and Girls in Computer Science! The WeTech Seed Fund will provide small grants to support individuals working independently or civil society organizations in Africa to play a role in increasing the access to computer science-related training, jobs and leadership roles for women and girls . Seed Fund grant amounts will range from $2,000 - $20,000.

The round 1 application will be open until January 22nd 2014.

To apply for the WeTech Seed Fund, applicants MUST meet the following eligibility criteria:

·         Applicant must be a current resident of an African country (including North and Sub-Saharan Africa)

·         Applicant must be an individual working independently (at least 18 years of age), or a representative of a non-governmental organization (NGO), social enterprise or educational institution based in Africa

·         Applicant must be able to demonstrate previous experience supporting women and girls in computer science or STEM fields

·         Applicant must be committed to developing and contributing to a virtual community for WeTech Seed Fund grantees

·         Applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership potential (reference letter will be required)

·         Application must be submitted in English (Please note: planned activities may be conducted in ANY language)

Projects eligible for funding include, but are not limited to, trainings, mentoring programs, hackathons, entrepreneur incubation, awareness campaigns, and conferences and events.


Please direct any general questions and queries to wetech@iie.org


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