The Digital Equality Awards is a scheme to celebrate the achievements of individuals in Ghana and Uganda working towards inclusivity in the digital world and its transformation in Africa. The Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE), an international organisation addressing the digital gender divide and driving sustainable economic growth in Africa is the one behind this award scheme.
For the 2021 edition of the scheme, the following Ghanaians are the recipients:
Jemila Abdulai, Founder, Digital Strategist, Digital Skills Trainer & Coach Circumspecte — Digital Skills Champion
Lily Edinam Botsyoe, IT Community Engagement Lead — Research and Knowledge Builder
Isaac Sesi, CEO, Sesi Technologies — Digital Inclusion Innovator
Amma Gyampo, Co-Founder & CEO, ScaleUp Africa LTD — Women’s Entrepreneurship and Investment Champion
The awards seek to celebrate individuals working towards employing knowledge, digital skills and innovation to improve the lives of African women, youth, marginalized groups and communities.
Out of over 100 nominations for the various categories, 4 winners were announced for each Ghana and Uganda respectively.
The following names are also the winners for Uganda:
Syamukehere Rosette, Founder, Hope for Young Mothers — Digital Skills Champion
Neema Iyer, Founder, Pollicy — Research and Knowledge Builder
Aaron Kirunda, Founder & CEO, Enjuba — Digital Inclusion Innovator
Sherifah Tumusiime, Group CEO, Zimba Women — Women’s Entrepreneurship and Investment Champion
The winners of the Digital Equality Awards represent a generation of leaders innovating solutions to ensure a more inclusive digital economy.