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For Women and Girls:  Explore ICT Opportunities

This part of the Girls in ICT Portal contains links to scholarships, contests and awards, training and internships, online networks, tech camps, information about national Girls in ICT Day events and other initiatives to encourage and support women and girls to enter the ICT sector.  Please note that any questions you may have about any of the listed programs should be directed to the program provider.

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posted on:19/06/14
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The 2015 (ISC)2 Foundation Global Scholarship Program opens January 1, 2015.

In our ongoing effort to encourage women to enter the field of information assurance and cyber security, the (ISC)2 Foundation will be awarding scholarships to qualified applicants across the globe for women, graduate, and undergraduate students. In addition to our traditional scholarships we are also accepting applications for Faculty Exam Voucher awards for those educating our future security professionals.  

Please visit www.isc2cares.org/scholarships December 2014 for the updated 2015 scholarship application forms and information.  Also, please help us to spread the word by sharing this opportunity with your family, friends, and colleagues.  Thank you from the (ISC)² Foundation!

posted on:10/07/14
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This award recognizes teaching practices, techniques or innovative and new education approaches that attract girls and women to math, computing, and engineering.  The award recognizes the educators (either individuals or teams) as well as the practices in K12 or undergraduate education.

posted on:08/07/14
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International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research at either the graduate or postgraduate level in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. These fellowships are not exclusively for women in STEM fields, but the organization has a demonstrated commitment to supporting girls in STEM as part of its mission to break through barriers for women and girls.

posted on:08/07/14
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The Augusta Ada Single Parent Award is available to a needy single parent. Preference is given to women in computer science.  Acadia University offers additional scholarships that are not only for women.

posted on:08/07/14
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ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs to attend research conferences to encourage students to continue their education at the next level in the field.  The ACM-W scholarships are for up to $600 for intra-continental conference travel and up to $1200 for intercontinental conference travel. Scholarship applications are evaluated in 6 groups each year for a range of conferences.

posted on:08/07/14
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Provides extensive information on IT careers and scholarships, interviews with men and women who work in IT, and myths about women in ICT. Scholarships listed are not exclusively for women and application periods close between June 20, 2014 and July 27, 2014.

posted on:14/06/13
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GET INVOLVED!

Advise. Advocate. Accelerate.

Women make up 56% of college graduates, but represent only 35% of the tech workforce.  Meanwhile there’s an 80% attrition rate for Women involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related jobs. This has to change. So we’re building an online community that leverages the power of pipeline programs to advise, advocate, and accelerate women in STEM related jobs around the world.

Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General of ITU:

"The ‘Advise Her’ initiative is something I think ITU can certainly support and help take forward through our Girls and ICT initiatives, and our Tech Needs Girls campaign.

We can help to connect with women leaders to ‘advise, advocate, and accelerate’, and we can contribute to the development of the proposed online community. This community will aim to leverage the power of pipeline programmes for retaining women in employment and reducing the attrition rates in STEM university programs, as well as increasing the funding of women-run start-ups and increasing the numbers of STEM-related companies and venture capitalists.

I would like us to seek ways to support and grow this initiative through the ITU's existing programmes and communities."

posted on:27/03/13
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AfChix - Women in Technology Group

Background

The AfChix Mailing list is composed of a group of African Chix (Women) in Computer Science / Information Technology that was previously called Linux Chix Africa (since 2004) and participants of the AfNOGChix series of workshops (since 2007). Linux Chix Africa was the brainchild of Dorcas Muthoni and Anna Badimo - two great African women in Computer Science / Information Technology that had a dream of how to support women in Computer Science / Information Technology to prosper. This group has since evolved to what is now called AfChix and its activities have been championed by Dorcas Muthoni with a focus on the following:

  1. Career Fairs in Kenya targeting high school girls with the objective of enticing them to take up careers in Computer Science and related areas
  2. Support for women to attend global and regional Computer Science / Information Technology related conferences for exposure
  3. Targeted partnerships for training women in technical fields such as Linux Systems Administration, Network Infrastructure & Services, Internet Education among others
  4. Management of the Afchix mailing list to share information and opportunities with women in Computer Science / Information Technology.

Purpose of the AfChix Group

The goal of AfChix is to create a vibrant network of African Women in Computer Science and related areas for the purpose of supporting each other. Specific objectives include the following:

  1. Facilitate networking and sharing of opportunities with women in Computer Science / Information Technology - recognizing that there is power in purposeful collaboration and networking.
  2. Establish a platform for mentorship targeting upcoming young women in Computer Science / Information Technology.
  3. Identify opportunities and broker partnerships for professional training / development and exposure of women in Computer Science / Information Technology

Our website is: http://www.afchix.org/ and our blog is: http://afchix.blogspot.com/

posted on:28/06/12

Provides a safe place for women to meet, and offers classes in literacy, tailoring, English language, women's rights awareness, computer training and typing

posted on:02/07/14
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The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology is a pioneer Kenyan based Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Organization with a regional reach whose mission is to promote women’s access to and use of ICTs as tools for social, economic and political advancement.  ACWICT’s programs are designed to be highly flexible and scalable. 

ACWICT's programs are as follows: 

The Women innovative Teachers Program (IWT): This program aims to build the capacity of women teachers in ICT while at the same time addressing the issues affecting education of female children in Kenya. The Innovative Women Teachers Program is expected to reach 150,000 women primary and secondary school teachers in Kenya through a phased implementation strategy. The Program is based on a Trainer of Trainees (ToT) approach in which Bachelor of Education alumna from various Kenyan universities are trained at the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) and deployed to train female teachers in the countryside.

All Girls ICT Training: The camps are a capacity building / mentoring initiative by ACWICT which are run during every school holiday are aimed at promoting science and technology as a career path for young women in high school. The camps help the participants improve their performance in mathematics and science subjects and acquire Information and Communication Technology skills. They also learn how to use the internet and how to deploy it as a learning tool.

TechnoServe Young Women in Enterprise (YWE): This program seeks to raise the level of entrepreneurial activity among Kenya’s young women–particularly the most disadvantaged--to catalyze the start-up of employment-generating, women-owned small enterprises. YWE is designed to provide young women ages 15 to 22 years with support, skills, and experience needed to transform their ideas into successful enterprises. 

Building leadership skills for social and economic development in Africa.

ALICT is a blended learning course for full-time working professionals. ALICT combines online, offline and applied learning.
We are accepting applications for the second round of ALICT:
• Closing date for applications August 1st 2012
• Course commences October 2012
• Course concludes May 2013
• No fees are required
• Applicants may be requested to make proof of their credentials and qualifications available to GESCI
Download the ALICT brochure for a description of each module at: http://www.gesci.org/assets/files/ALICT%20May%202012.pdf
 

posted on:10/07/14
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The AWDF Main Grants Programme awards grants throughout Africa in suport of local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations working towards women's empowerment.

 

posted on:08/07/14

A*STAR awards scholarships to local upper secondary and junior college students who demonstrate particularly strong aptitude and interest in math and science.  Other awards and scholarships are given to undergraduates, graduates, and post graduate students.  Scholarships are not exclusively for women and, where specified, are due either April 1 or April 15 for the coming academic year.

posted on:23/10/12
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In a continent where women form a majority of the population and half of the workforce, it is an anomaly that the percentage of women working in technology is less than 15%. Technology is one of the key factors driving Africa’s projected economic rise. As such, there is enormous potential for maximizing the growth of technology through increasing the number and quality of women in technology. That is where Akirachix comes in.
AkiraChix aims to inspire and develop a successful force of women in Technology that will change Africa’s future. They plan to do this through their key programs areas of networking, mentorship and training.
The training program aims at giving these girls IT skills that would enable them sustain themselves. The inaugural set of students, who joined this program in August of 2010, recently graduated, on the 6th of August 2011, after a year of taking courses that ranged from basic computer packages, to programming and design concepts, as well as entrepreneurship and business development.
Started the AkiraChix Training program, teaching programming and web development skills to 29 young women. Recognized with the Unsung Heroes award by the US Embassy in Nairobi on International Women’s Day 2011.
Mobile Garage is a program funded by Infodev and to be implemented by Akirachix. The aim of the program is to create sustainable businesses for the knowledge economy through mobile applications for development, business incubation and technology entrepreneurship.
“We are intelligent and we bring all our energy together to help and inspire the greater community of ladies out there”.

posted on:16/11/12

The program seeks to provide tutoring to students from disadvantaged suburbs to help them get through the stages of higher education with the prospect of obtaining a higher education qualification and build a professional network.  As a participant in the Cercle program, Alcatel-Lucent is directly involved in the pursuit of greater cultural diversity and a broader social mix. It is a public / private partnership with a common objective : diversity.

The program involves young people mainly from 46 secondary schools and 40 universities in disadvantaged urban areas selected by the Ministry of National Education.  The objective is to help them get through the stages of higher education with the prospect of obtaining a higher education qualification in three curricula for excellence:

The leading university for telecoms engineers (ENST in Brittany, ISEP in Paris, etc.)
The leading university for general engineers (ENSEEIHT, ESIEE in Paris, etc.)
The leading university for business (Sciences Po, ESC in Rennes, etc.)