Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE) has finally announced the winners for the Digital Equality Awards.
Coalition for Digital Equality is known for majorliy forcing on networking both local and international stakeholders to address the digital gender divide and drive sustainable economic growth in Africa.
Hence the organisation came up with awards through which they recognition the achievements of individuals in Ghana and Uganda working towards pushing the boundaries of both digital inclusion and transformation in Africa.
Additionally, the winners are acknowledged for their effort towards enabling digital skills, innovation and knowledge to improve the lives of African women, the youth, marginalized groups and communities at large.
In a bid to select the best sustained winners, over 100 nominees from both Ghana and Uganda were selected for the categories of Digital Skills Champion, Digital Inclusion Innovator, Research & Knowledge Builder, and Women’s Entrepreneurship & Investment Champion.
However, out of the multitude, at the end of the day, only eight winners were selected of which four were from Uganda while the other four that had been choosen were from Ghana. One of the judges Dr. Sheena Lovia Boateng however said it wasn’t an easy task as she went on to say;
“It was difficult to choose a winner. Every nominee that entered had something unique to offer and is clearly doing great work in their spheres of operation. From what I could see, they are all on track for even more remarkable achievements in the coming year.”
Among Uganda’s top innovators include, Syamukehere Rosette who is the Founder, Hope for Young Mothers, winning in the Digital Skills Champion category, Neema Iyer who is the founder, Pollicy Org, winning in the Research and Knowledge Builder category.
The other two are Aaron Kirunda the founder and CEO of Enjuba, won in the category of Digital Inclusion Innovator and Sherifah Tumusiime, CEO Zimba Women, won in the category of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Investment Champion.
Tumusiime one of the winners said she is extremely grateful to whoever believes in her especially the women from Zimba. She thanked them for trusting her with the little she did to facilitate their businesses.
“I am so grateful to everyone who believed in me and helped me in my journey. The most important ones being the women of Zimba, who have always supported me and our staff and considered our interventions valuable enough. Thank you for accepting our services and letting us play a small part in your business and career, I would like to dedicate this award to all of you.”
Congratulations to all the winners and we are so grateful for every single endeavor you have put into bettering Uganda.