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    The U.S. Embassy Accra have commended the maiden Africa StartUp Cup Summit and anticipate it will showcase and celebrate entrepreneurs from every conceivable industry, in a very extra ordinary way and in the process shine a global light on the power of Africa entrepreneurs and start-ups to improve lives.   ASC Summit  participants will be taken through a series of practical workshops. ASC Summit offers participants the opportunity to interact with the owners of million-dollar businesses from Africa and global start-up ecosystems and provides  them with free one-on-one mentorship with these entrepreneurs.   Ghana will host the maiden edition of ASC Summit on 29th April, 2016 under the theme Growing entrepreneurs and jobs in Africa's start-up ecosystem”   We have made ASC Summit hands on and practical for each African youth to gain lessons and benefit from one-on-one mentorship as well as panel sessions. Our speakers speak from deep experience in business. Some include: Sean Griffin, CEO & Founder of StartUp Cup World (Washington DC) , Diana Ofwona, West & Central  Africa Regional Director of UN Women, Neal Hansch, Managing Director of MEST (Ghana) , Albert Biga, CEO of Zooba Shop (Ghana) , Neeraj Gala, Product & Innovations Director of Bharti Airtel Africa (Kenya Head Quarters) , Ethel Cofie, Founder & CEO  of Women in Tech Africa (Ghana) , Eric Kinoti, CEO of Shade Systems EA (Kenya and Eastern Africa), Lukonga Lindunda, CEO of BongoHive (Zambia), Vuyisa Qabaka, CEO of Entrepreneur Traction (South Africa), Zineb Rharrasse, Founder of StartUp Maroc (Morocco), Ahmed Maawy, Founder of Swahilibox(Kenya).   Notes for Participants   Venue for ASC Summit: Alisa Hotel, North Ridge, Accra. Date: 29th April, 2016 Time: 9am to 3pm (6 hours of intensive hands on training and experience based mentorship)   START YOUR REGISTRATIONS VIA   For more information, please contact Douglas Ogeto at or log on to

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Impact May 12th, 2016ethelcofie

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Findev Canada :FinDev Canada is creating a niche through our nimble and innovative approach to business, focusing on the needs of private sector borrowers and companies investing in developing countries, all while concentrating on business activities that offer significant economic and social impact

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EDEL Technology Consulting is committed to helping Organisations to leverage on Strategy and Technology for Competitiveness,Innovation and Impact.

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Over the last 25 years PYXERA Global has collaborated with tens of thousands of people in more than 90 countries around the world. The programs we’ve designed and the partners we’ve worked with are extremely diverse, and our work has evolved to respond to emerging and dynamic needs. We are embarking on a new initiative to reconnect with the individuals we’ve partnered with along the way, creating opportunities for you to continue to shape our work in the future. This initiative will unite a community of people passionate about creating positive change in the world around them. It will strengthen our collective commitment to purposeful global engagement by amplifying the stories of impact that continuously inspire us all to do even more.

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  By Keitu Reid no babies   Often I have been thought of as a prude when I didn’t post pictures of my son online. For me, the reason is basic… if the internet is accessible to everyone, anywhere – how can I post a picture of my son not knowing who will access his images. Suffering from both skepticism and paranoia – I opted to keep family pictures, my hang-outs and holiday destinations offline. I agree that you can have closed groups – except when someone shares your image – it is not so closed anymore. Privacy settings are great – but I am guessing if hackers can get into NASA – they can bypass a privacy setting or two?   The decision not to post any of my son’s pictures on social media – or to comment about his latest award, medal, first kiss and the like was about showing him my respect and recognising that he is his own person. It’s about allowing him to grow up without having a thousand of my Facebook friends ‘knowing’ him – while he knows nothing about them.   It’s about guiding and guarding his life for as long as possible until he learns from me what responsible social networking is – both on and offline. I do not post pictures of my son online because I appreciate and understand that being his mother doesn’t give me the right to take away his basic and critical human right… the right to privacy.   And so when the French announced that parents could be jailed for posting their children’s images online – I thought ‘Good!’ It is sad that we have to police what we share with friends and family – but the internet is not like going through a photo album in the privacy of your lounge over tea and scones. The internet has identity thieves, pornographers, child molesters, bullies, and many other sorts lurking. This goes beyond privacy and straight into safety. We are women raising children where technological savvy is expected. We have to protect them.   Protecting our children is not limited to what we post about them – but also what we post about ourselves. Allow me to illustrate….a minister in South Africa recently had a picture of his penis doing the rounds on twitter. The minister said it was not his penis but some sort of smear campaign. He threatened to sue. I do not know if he did or not, nor do I care too much. Personally, I believe him. I do not think that it was his penis exposed on that photo.   However, I do think that his online demeanor, engagements and comments are sometimes questionable and will therefore invite such problems. I recall this very minister sharing a picture of his daughter on social media some time back. So, that day, when this particular penis was doing the twitter rounds …. What resurfaced in my mind was that photo of that little girl – only this time she wasn’t smiling – this time I imagined a sobbing, shattered, embarrassed little girl humiliated that her father’s ‘thing’ is the talk of Sunday Twitter. That is not cool.   We often forget that our children have access to these social media platforms and from time to time may peak into our networks. Yes, they are just as curious about what we do online, as we are curious about their online activities. The internet has created a bizarre situation where your 13-year-old consumes the same content you do – very simply and easily – and often uncensored.   I am a realist and I realise there is little I can do about that. What I can do is manage my online reputation – in this way perhaps I can prevent my son from wanting to disinherit his family name… and disown his mother.   Teen years are tough remember. Kids are moody, volatile and super-sensitive as they navigate the world and come to grips with tricky bodily changes. As a parent – it is unfair to have to expect your child to do this – and protect your honor in the online ‘playground’. Again…. Not cool.   Reference:     *END*

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Women in Tech Africa routinely runs events and projects across Africa including:
  • First Pan African Women in Tech virtual conference
  • Quarterly meetings in Ghana showcasing successful women in tech in that country including head of Google, head of Microsoft Africa
  • Joint Women and Tech and USAID Program on the subject of women and technology, the future of Africa
  • Women in Technology sessions in Lagos Nigeria at Africa biggest social media event , social media Lagos
  • Training for Women Entrepreneurs on the use on technology for business growth

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Projects February 3rd, 2021ethelcofie
In many organizations, the excuse for not having women in senior management teams or women in the pipeline of people they interview for available positions is that cannot find qualified women for these positions. A large number of technology events usually have very few women speakers and the explanation is the same, we cannot find women in the area to invite to speak. Women in Tech Africa is solving this problem: since we are the largest group of capable women in the technology industry, we are in a position to show case capable women in the industry who might not necessarily be visible. Our solution is simple, making the invisible visible; we have created a database of a cross section of our members and links to their LinkedIn profiles and tags of their specialties to help women in tech be found. The Database is searchable by skill set, country and other details. So today Women in Tech Africa happily invites recruiters, chief executive officers, event organizers in Africa to come and find their next hire, next speaker or even their next board member  at The Front facing cross section member’s page can be found at

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Running events across Africa . Examples
  • First Pan African Women in Tech virtual conference
  • Quarterly meetings across Africa  showcasing successful women in tech in that country including head of Google, head of Microsoft Africa
  • Joint Women and Tech and USAID Program on the subject of women and technology, the future of Africa
With Speakers like
  • Amrote Abdella Head of Microsoft for Africa
  • Betty Kumahor (Ex CEO of Thoughtsworks Africa and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader)
  • Lucy Quist First female CEO of a Telecoms Company in West Africa
  • Juliet Ehimuam Country Manager of Google Nigeria
  • Estelle Akrofi Country Manager of Google Ghana
  • Akua Gyekye Public Policy Manager of Facebook Africa
  • Wambui Kinya CEO of ThoughtWorks Africa

Running events across Africa . Examples First Pan ...