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Cartedo COVID 19 Challenge



Deadline: June 13th 2020


OVERVIEW:


COVID-19 is impacting us all as we deal with the new normal of social distancing and lockdowns. Misinformation and fake news amplify our fears. Hard realities like loss of income, job insecurity, stalled education, food shortages and lack of clean water, force us to explore unique ways to cope. While we cannot always prevent such impacts, we can be better prepared.

UNICEF has partnered with Cartedo to empower youth across Africa to solve a series of global grand challenges and positively impact communities while developing employability skills. We believe that youth have unique perspectives on these challenges and should be allowed to become knowledge producers. This is your chance to Be seen, Be heard and Be the Change!

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE:


This challenge gives youth a voice in exploring how we might empower people and communities to become more pandemic-resilient. We are looking for your ideas to solve real challenges faced by real people just like you. This challenge offers you the opportunity to develop future-ready employability skills like design thinking while contributing to the global efforts to tackle COVID-19.

As you progress through this challenge, you will use a human-centred design approach to discover how COVID-19 is impacting real people in different ways, define these challenges from a human-centred perspective, and develop innovative solutions to these challenges.

You will start by exploring human needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and turn your findings into core challenges faced by real people. By using our tools and techniques you will generate multiple ideas to solve these challenges and prototype solutions to share with people around the world.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?


Anyone over the age of 14 who identifies as Youth


REWARDS:


Get certified in design thinking as you develop products, services and solutions to the challenges faced by people in your community like misinformation & trust, depression, income insecurity and stalled learning. Everyone who finishes this challenge will receive a certificate of participation from UNICEF, acknowledging your positive contribution in the fight against this pandemic.




Unilever Future Leaders Programme 2020 for Graduates across Africa:



Unilever Future Leaders' Programme is a dynamic competition that brings together some of the brightest students from all over the world who want to experience what tomorrow's leadership is all about. Joining UFLL means enrolling in a once in a lifetime challenge where you will be working with real brands and real business cases.

Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
  • A strong academic track record
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • High levels of motivation, enthusiasm and personal initiative and drive
  • Strong analytical skills




Prepr Beyond Covid-19 Global Open Innovation Challenge:





Do you want to get involved in making positive change in your community and beyond?
Join the Prepr Network and explore the four open challenges in the areas of Business, Prevention, Education and Community. Through this initiative, we are bringing together students, startups, employees, and citizens. Learn, get inspired, take action.

This global open innovation challenge is a Call To Action for all communities to collaborate and take action to create innovative solutions for the Covid-19 Challenge. Team up with your colleagues, friends and family, or find a team virtually through the Prepr Network and use this time of social distancing to challenge yourself and help create the future you want to live in.

For more information: https://prepr.org/Covid-19/ 



Facebook Online Hackathon 2020 for Global Developers (Up to $21,000 in cash prizes)




Submissions are now open for Facebook Online Hackathon, focused on growing communities and driving social impact! They're calling on global developers to #BulidwithFacebook across Messenger, Spark Ar, and Wit.ai, for the chance to win up to $21,000 in cash prizes and Oculus VR Headsets. Also, they'll be sending some free swags to every eligible participating team!

Prizes:
  • First place: $3,000, At least 30 minutes virtual meeting with a Facebook engineer, Oculus Quest 64GB VR Headset
  • Second Place: $2,500
  • Third Place: $1,500

For more information, https://devpost.com/facebook 

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Stay Engaged during this lockdown period by signing up for an online course.
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GOOGLE AFRICA DEVELOPER SCHOLARSHIP 2020

GOOGLE AFRICA DEVELOPER SCHOLARSHIP 2020:



Take your skills to the next level




Grow with Google, Andela and Pluralsight have partnered to provide a new program to support software developers in Africa on Android, Google Cloud and Mobile Web skills development tracks. The aim of this program is to continuously engage with aspiring and existing developers to help them become professional developers with skills that can get them opportunities after the program.

The Google Africa Developer Scholarship (GADS) program gives you free access to Pluralsight course content plus support from the Andela Learning Community in your chosen skills development track. After completing your desired track, you may be eligible to receive a Google certification grant to take Google’s Associate Android Developer or Associate Cloud Engineer certification exams. Mobile web learners will not be eligible for certification.

Acceptance into this program is limited, so get started today to ensure you don’t miss out! Applicants will be prioritized for advancement based on onboarding survey completion, the amount of Pluralsight content consumed and other target demographics.

In order to participate in the Google Africa Certification Scholarship program, you must be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of a country in Africa.



News and Opportunities

GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion





Deadline: 22 May 2020

Are you a start-up or SME in Sub-Saharan Africa or Asia? Are you helping people get online for the first time using mobile internet?
You could be eligible to apply for an equity-free grant of between £100,000 and £250,000 to scale your innovation over a 15- to 18-month period. 

The mobile industry connects over 3.5 billion citizens to the internet across the globe and continues to lead efforts on digital inclusion by connecting more people every day. Despite this, there is still a ‘usage gap’ of 3.3 billion people covered by mobile broadband networks who are not using mobile internet services. If current trends continue, more than 40 per cent of the population in low- and middle-income countries will still be offline in 2025.

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion aims to support innovative solutions to increasing mobile internet adoption and use for those currently not using mobile internet services.

Funded projects will focus on innovations that overcome a number of the barriers to mobile internet adoption including AccessibilityAffordabilityDigital Skills and Safety and Security, and will look to demonstrate commercially sustainable models that can be scaled and replicated in similar environments.






Opportunity Alert at SSE Angel Network

Position: Admin Executive
Job Location: Port Harcourt
Application Deadline: April 22, 2020

The Admin Executive will coordinate SSEAN Secretariat and ensure that interaction between members, public, Startup teams and the Board is smooth. The Role is onsite but the candidate may be allowed to work remotely when circumstances dictate. 

Responsibilities:


  • Interface with SSEAN Members, the public and Startup teams on behalf of SSEAN Board. 
  • Support Board Members with tasks 
  • Plan and schedule meetings, presentations, other SSEAN-related events, and travel arrangements; send reminders regarding upcoming appointments 
  • Answer phones in a professional manner and direct calls to appropriate persons or take detailed messages 
  • Type out paper and electronic correspondence and prepare outgoing mail and packages for executives 
  • Help prepare presentation materials 
  • Monitor and maintain office equipment and supplies; request repair or restocking when necessary 
  • Ensure the Secretariat is organized at all times

Qualifications:


  • ND, HND or BSC (Most have completed NYSC) in any relevant field. (High School graduates with relevant experience would be considered.) 
  • Up to 1-year Experience in Similar Roles 
  • Professional, Confident, Good Spoken and Written English  
  • Experience with Producing Reports 
  • Experience with Startup Ecosystem Development is an advantage
  • Must be able to use Digital work and collaboration tools including but not limited to MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Google Docs, Flock/Slack, email etc
  • Demonstrate a passion for Angel Investing and support for Entrepreneurs.

Application Instruction:


  • Candidates are required to apply on or before April 22, 2020. 
  • A successful candidate must be ready to resume not later than May 1, 2020.

For more information, visit the link: https://sseangels.org/job/admin-executive/


Free Online Certification Courses


Stay engaged throughout this lockdown period with Free Online Certification Courses.

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