Catalyzing the growth of the Kenya tech community

Opportunities to Look Out For

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iHub
  Published 13 Dec 2012
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1. Apply to be a Harambe Entrepreneur

The Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is a global action network of young African entrepreneurial leaders from academic institutions in Asia, Europe and North America. Harambe Entrepreneurs are spearheading social and business ventures across Africa includingWennovation Hub,Enzi FootwearandHarambe Farmland. In partnership with international groups such as Intel and GSK our Alliance supports engagement opportunities for young Africans seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Opportunities include:

To review the 2012 recipients and learn more about our Alliance please read the compendium of our5th annual Harvard University and Bretton Woods Symposium.

The efforts of Harambe entrepreneurs have been recognized by prestigious institutions such as the White House, the British House of Lords, the Parliaments of Ghana and South Africa and the Vatican.

If you know young and entrepreneurial Africans, who could benefit from the opportunities of our Alliance, please share with them theHarambe Advantageand invite them to apply.

Selected candidates will be invited to attend the 6th annual Harambe Bretton Woods Symposium, which will be held at Babson College, Harvard University and the historic Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, April 5-8, 2013.

Application:

Please feel free to contact us atadmissions@healliance.org.

 

2. One World Media Awards 2013

Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 One World Media Special Award.

The Special Awardis given to recognise an independent media organisation based in the developing world, whose outstanding media content has made a real impact on people's lives. It is for organisations using media to address social, political and economic issues in the developing world. Various types of media content will be considered, including, but not limited to: investigative journalism, current affairs content, drama or digital media content.

The winner will be flown to London to attend the One World Media Awards ceremony on Tuesday 7th May 2013. See details of last year's winner, Gem TV from Ethiopia,here.

The One World Media Awards is one of the foremost Awards events in the UK. It rewards the most outstanding media coverage of the developing world and recognises the unique role media plays in supporting social, economic, and democratic development.

To be considered for this category, applications with all required materials must be sent by the final deadline ofMonday 28th January 2013tocontact@oneworldmedia.org.uk. Late entries will not be accepted.There is no entry fee for the Special Award.

For details on how to enter, visit ourwebsiteor emailcontact@oneworldmedia.org.uk.

One World Media promotes media that contributes to global dialogue and understanding, human rights and development.

 

3.TechWomen: Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program

  • 2013 Application Opens December 15th
  • Application deadline isFebruary 10th, 2013
The TechWomen program will identify approximately 80 women who are emerging leaders and entrepreneurs workingin STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) from the Middle East & Africa for a five-week program in the fall of 2013, including mentorships and professional exchanges at leading companies in Silicon Valley, California, concluding with workshops, networking events and meetings in Washington, D.C.

For more information and eligibility requirements please visit:http://www.techwomen.org/how-to-apply/. The application deadline isFebruary 10th, 2013.

Applicants from the following countries are invited to apply:Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, YemenandZimbabwe.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please visit our website:www.techwomen.org, including Frequently Asked Questions:http://www.techwomen.org/faq/. Please feel free to reproduce and distribute the attached flier at the following link:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20128838/TechWomen%20Program%20Flier%202013.pdf.

About TechWomen

Harnessing the power of business, technology and innovation, TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in technology sectors from the Middle East and Africa together with their American counterparts for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading companies in the United States.

Launched by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2011, TechWomen builds on her vision of “smart power diplomacy” embracing the full range of diplomatic tools, including technology, to bring people together for greater understanding and to empower women and girls worldwide.

TechWomen is an initiative of theU.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Department of State is partnering with theInstitute of International Education (IIE)to implement this program. Please contact us by email attechwomen@iie.orgwith any questions you may have.

“TechWomen introduced me to many role models for women working in the technical field; I was so inspired when meeting with them. TechWomen also gave me to opportunity to visit the US for the first time. It was so different to visit the place, directly interacting with the people, rather than hearing about the culture from a distance. Thank you TechWomen, I had some of the happiest days ever in life because of you!” – 2012 Participant from Egypt

TechWomen on the web

TechWomen website:www.techwomen.org

TechWomen blog:http://techwomenblog.wordpress.com/

Twitter:http://twitter.com/techwomen

Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/TechWomen

LinkedIn:TechWomen

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