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March 8th marked International Women’s Day 2017 (IWD2017) globally. DOT Rwanda celebrated institutions and individuals who promote women’s access to technology. These individuals and organizations support women in the introduction and use of technology.


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KIGALI, RWANDA - A new youth-led initiative in Rwanda will transform the lives of 5 million citizens by bringing them online and providing digital skills training in their communities through the newly announced Digital Ambassador Program (DAP).


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42 winners of the DOT Rwanda Business Plan competition received their cash award. They received coaching and aftercare support from DOT Rwanda Business coaches and facilitators. The Gera Ku Ntego Business Plan was held at Musanze District in Northern Rwanda. The winners got an over two million Francs cash award. The District authorities provided the cash award for winners.


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DOT Rwanda is a partner of the Girls in ICT and Tech Women Alumnae Initiatives. These initiatives focus on encouraging girls to consider Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The aim is to bridge the gender digital divide. DOT Rwanda Country Director, Violette Uwamutara spoke to STEM Camp 2017 students. She congratulated them for being Digital Ambassadors. Uwamutara also commended the Tech Women Alumnae for a successful camp. The Camp was an eight months mentorship program that reached 200 Girls aged between 15 and 19 years old. The camp exposed young women to practical STEM fields.


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DOT Rwanda participated in the Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Camp 2017 launch. The event brought together women in STEM with the theme "Inspire, Connect and Innovate." DOT Rwanda joined this initiative to inspire the 120 girls who participated in this camp. STEM Camp is an eight months mentorship program that aims to reach 200 Girls aged between 15 and 19 years old. The project will encourage girls to pursue STEM through exposing them to STEM work.


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The Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) held its fifth National YouthConnekt Convention. This is an annual event that brings together youth across the country. Four main activities mark the Convention: YouthConnekt Boot Camp, YouthConnekt Exhibition, YouthConnekt Dialogue and YouthConnekt Performance Contracts.


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In November 2016, Musanze Joint Action Development Forum organized an open day exhibition. The event was in the Northern province town of Musanze. Exhibitors included local private companies, non-profit organizations and government bodies. DOT Rwanda along with other organizations operating in the area also participated.


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On November 14th to 18th 2016, DOT Rwanda celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). DOT Rwanda joined 160 countries in inspiring millions to engage in entrepreneurial activities. GEW was a wonderful opportunity to connect entrepreneurs to mentors. DOT Rwanda participated in a panel discussion on the Rwandan entrepreneurial ecosystem. GEW also coincided with DOT Rwanda’s social enterprise awareness workshop.


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On October 14th, 2016, DOT Rwanda concluded a five-day Intern Professional Development training. This initiative hopes to transform 59 youth leaders into social entrepreneurs. The first training of its kind will position DOT Rwanda as a leader in creating change agents in Rwanda.


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2016 DOT Rwanda Social Enterprise Competition - Gera Ku Ntego: Youth Scaling the Impact of Innovation



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