Call for Participation in the Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE) Digital Equality Awards 2021

Nominate or get nominated for the  Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE) Digital Awards 2021, for a chance to be one of the lucky award winners.

Application Deadline: June 27 2021

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Benefits

Winners are awarded.

Eligibility

Nominations must be completed online in English.

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About the Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE) Digital Equality Awards

Digital Equality Awards

The Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE) Digital Equality Awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals in Ghana and Uganda who are working to push the boundaries of digital inclusion and transformation in Africa. The awards look to acknowledge individuals who are enabling digital skills, innovation and knowledge to improve the lives of African women, youth, marginalised groups and communities.

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Digital Skills Champion

The Digital Skills Champion category recognises individuals who are building the human capital and talent pool needed to drive digital transformation and innovation in Africa. The award seeks to acknowledge individuals who are creating impactful opportunities and spaces for women, youth and marginalised groups to enhance their digital skills through training, workshops, e-learning and STEM education programmes in Ghana or Uganda.

  • Digital Inclusion Innovator

The Digital Inclusion Innovator category recognises individuals who are using digital innovation, technologies and entrepreneurship to build a more inclusive society. This award looks to acknowledge innovators in Uganda or Ghana whose solutions are solving pressing social challenges and helping to bridge the digital divide for women, youth and marginalised groups.

  • Women’s Entrepreneurship & Investment Champion

The Women’s entrepreneurship and Investment champion category recognises individuals who are working to enable women entrepreneurs in Uganda or Ghana to access the support and investment they need to build thriving businesses, particularly within the digital sector.

  • Research and Knowledge Builder

The Research and Knowledge builder award category recognises individuals who have championed knowledge building and research that helps to drive digital inclusion as well as enhance digital skills and opportunities for women, youth and marginalised groups in Ghana or Uganda.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Nominations close on the 27th of June 2021.

  • The judges will review and assess the nominations in accordance with the set criteria and select the winners for each category in both countries.

Winners would be assessed based on the following criteria:

Leadership

Demonstrable experience leading and creating impact within and outside their organisation, a thought leader and role model who is paving the way for others to create change.

Achievement

Contribution towards the inclusion of women within the digital economy in their community. Demonstrated for example through projects initiated and implemented, number of people impacted, scale or reach of their programmes/solutions/findings as well as any significant milestones achieved.

Innovation

Demonstrated experience in delivering work in innovative ways and employing unique or new approaches to solving a problem..

Social Impact

Demonstrable positive impact on the lives of women, young people and marginalised groups and the community as a whole.

Networking and Partnership Opportunities

  • The CODE network was established as part of the ‘Bridging the Digital Gender Divide to Stimulate African Digital Economies’ project that is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
  • The project is led by the University of Leicester, Makerere University Business School (MUBS), University of Ghana, Africa Technology Business Network (ATBN) and GENPOL in partnership with digital stakeholders in Ghana and Uganda.
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Emmanuella Igomu is a content writer at Camberene. She is a communication enthusiast currently studying Mass communication, where she majors in Public Relations and Advertising. Emmanuella sometimes doubles as a brand promoter/online marketer and hopes to intern in a public relations/advertising agency or online marketing department in the near future.

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