2020 Ms. Geek Africa Competition for Students from Smart Africa Member States

Deadline: February 29, 2020.

2020 marks 4th anniversary of Ms. Geek Africa, a competition inspired by Ms. Geek Rwanda, aimed at inspiring more girls into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by devising solutions to challenges faced in their community and across Africa. 


1. Girls between the ages of 13 and 21 years old

2. Be as a citizen of one of the Smart Africa member states: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, DRCongo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda.

3. Contestants must be available to travel to The Republic of Guinea between April 19th – 23rd 2020 for training and Transform Africa Summit.


1. Finalists undergo an intensive training program conducted by successful entrepreneurs. The training equips them with presentation, public speaking and critical thinking skills to prepare them for the competition. 

2. Ms. Geek Africa is selected by a panel of judges upon successful presentation of their solution. 

3. Winner receives a wide range of prizes including a cash reward, phone, laptop, tablet, a trip to an international technology event and more. 


1. Your application must describe the problem you want to solve, how your solution will solve it, a conceptual design, what technologies you are using/should be used to develop it, key stakeholders, how content will be generated, and shared.

2. Your solution must be original or an innovative improvement to existing technologies.

3. You must consider that most Africans have limited access to internet and smart devices. 

4. A graphical presentation must accompany the concept note, demonstrating how the solution will work and an example of the user interface


1. Submit solution to msgeekafrica@smartafrica.org
2. All applications must be submitted in English or French.
3. Name the submitted application in this format: YOUR NAME-COUNTRY
4. Deadline for submission is February 29 2020. There shall be NO EXCEPTIONS.
5. If you have any inquiry, please reach us on twitter @GirlsInICTRw or on the Girls In ICT Rwanda Facebook page.



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