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12 - 03 - 2019

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Digital Explorers is a career advancement programme designed to harness the potential of Nigeria’s digital talents. It provides an opportunity to work and earn in Lithuania with a top tier tech company for one year while also enhancing skills in emerging technologies. After the one year period, Digital Explorers will return to Nigeria to facilitate knowledge transfer, gain paid employment in Nigeria’s ICT sector, start their own start-ups or branches of Lithuanian companies in Nigeria, or work remotely internationally. Apply now to become a Digital Explorer and access limitless possibilities for your ICT career. Applications close 1st of April, 2019, and will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Visit www.digitalexplorers.eu to learn more and apply.

In a few days, TechCabal will open its doors to the Tech Women Lagos Audacity exhibition. All the amazing portraits that is now housed on the Tech Women Lagos website -- www.techwomenlagos.com -- will be physically displayed in a multi-sensory exhibition comprising audio and visual components. The Tech Women Lagos portrait series and exhibition profiles 50 women in Lagos’ technology ecosystem from different backgrounds and at different stages of their tech careers. We are showing the next generation of girls and women that careers in tech are possible and there is space for them in the industry. Find out the dates of the exhibition and register to attend.

To increase the number of female developers in Ethiopia, software development training and jobs startup, Gebeya, has partnered with the International Finance Corporation to implement the Digital Gender-Ethiopia Programme. The partnership will see the company provide training to 250 female software developers and seed funding to 20 female entrepreneurs whose digital business ideas will be supported by Gebeya.

Azuri Technologies and crowdfunding platform, Energise Afric, have announced the latest phase of debt financing from UK impact investors to deliver affordable, clean energy and help solve the energy crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. They plan to raise £2.5 million and help more than 100,000 people access clean energy.

The Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation, in partnership with Fliptin, Microsoft and Idea Collective will host the “AI in Mitchells Plain” bootcamp from 15 to 17 March, 2019. The girls-only bootcamp will kick-start the 2019 “AI in Africa” tour across South Africa for disadvantaged girls aged 15 to 18 years old. The foundation says it is equipping the younger generation of South Africans with 21st century skills to prepare them for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Nairobi Innovation Week is calling for startups to participate in its 2019 NIW Startups programme. 30 startups will be selected to pitch during the 5th Nairobi Innovation Week and the 6 Most Promising Startups are set to receive funding, network, get discovered by investors, partners, customers and receive mentoring. NIW targets students and alumni of the University of Nairobi.

Akintunde Oyebode, Executive Secretary at the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), has been appointed Special Adviser, Investment, Trade & Innovations to the Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi. He joins six other newly appointed Advisers, a Chairman Board of Internal Revenue and others in the governor's cabinet.

From TechCabal + Cybersecurity Plays Catch-up as Tech Expands to New Sectors + Kenyan Mobile Money Competitors Take on Safaricom

That's all for today.

See you tomorrow.   - Kay
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