Ms. Geek is a competition designed to inspire African girls to be part of solving the continent’s challenges using technology and encourage them to choose a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Finalists undergo a week long intensive development program which equips them with presentation, public speaking and critical thinking skills to ensure they are prepared for competition day.

Since 2014, finalists have presented their ideas before a high level panel of judges. Last years’ finalists presented their ideas in the presence of The First Lady of Rwanda, Jeanette Kagame.

This year, Girls in ICT Rwanda is proud to partner with Smart Africa to expand the competition to all its member states to crown the first ever Ms. Geek Africa. The Transform Africa Summit provides an opportunity for the girls to compete and collaborate with peers as well as participate in dialogues that influence Africa’s digital transformation.

The best solution from every country shall be selected to the top 17 by Girls in ICT and Smart Africa Secretariat. All 17 participants shall participate in a week long training and the top 5 shall compete on the final day for the Ms. Geek Africa 2017 title.

Deadline of submission: 14th April 2017 and application have to be sent to msgeekafrica@smartafrica.org