The Economic Commission for Africa, in conjunction with the government of the Republic of Namibia, UN Namibia, UN WOMEN, and the International Telecommunications Union, organized the fifth iteration of the Connected Africa Girls Coding Camp this year.
The attendees of the four most recent coding camps came up with 198 inventive ideas, of which 40 were honored for their contributions to the local community.
This hybrid boot camp for young African women and girls between 12 and 25 will have 100 people from Namibia attend in person. In contrast, it is projected that over 2,000 more people would participate digitally from various locations across the African continent.
It is crucial for Africa’s social and economic growth to strengthen the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, especially in light of the expanding global relevance of technology in promoting sustainable development and advancement.
Therefore, the African Connected Girls initiative aims to bridge the digital divide by providing young African women and girls with the core information and skills necessary for sustained entrepreneurship success.
Goals for learning at the Coding Camp for Girls:
At the Namibian Connected African Girls Coding Camp, the four primary workshops will be in the areas of animations, 3D printing, web development, and gaming, Internet of Things and robotics,
Graphic design is a common subject with design thinking, artificial intelligence, and computational thinking. In addition to that, there will be master sessions at this camp covering topics such as Agenda 2063, gender-based violence, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
On the final day of the program, an innovation fair will be organized, during which the participants will have the opportunity to present the projects they have been working on throughout coding boot camp. While concentrating on concepts that can provide answers to the socio-economic challenges that the continent is currently confronting
Visit the website if you want to apply or find out more.
The last day to sign up is August 15, 2022.