Source: South African Rugby Union |

Bok hero Du Toit makes it a memorable double in 2019

Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious South Africa (SA) Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year accolade

Third win in four years for Pieter-Steph du Toit; Herschel Jantjies and Handré Pollard also scoop top awards; Rassie Erasmus and Springboks honoured for brilliant 2019. Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby…

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And the winner is…The Canon ME20F-SH as a recipient of the 2020 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award

Canon’s remarkable ME20F-SH is a multi-purpose camera that can achieve ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000 and employs an enhanced version of a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor for Full HD video

Canon Europe (https://www.Canon-Europe.com/), a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company Canon Inc. will be recognised at the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards for the ME20F-SH Ultra-High Sensitivity Full-HD Camera. Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Technology &…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), and CITI Foundation team up to invest in Young African Social Entrepreneurs

Goal of the public-private partnership is to increase the commercial know-how and access to seed capital of Africa's next generation of business leaders and social entrepreneurs

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) are pleased to announce plans to award a total of $400,000 in grant funding, with support from Citi Foundation, to 42 young African social entrepreneurs who are developing businesses to drive social and community change in 22 sub-Saharan…

Source: Bizcommunity |

Afro-disruption: 6 reasons to book for BizTrendsLIVE!2020

BizTrendsLIVE!2020 is where a new vision for Africa becomes reality

Afro-disruption and Afro-centrism will be trending when Bizcommunity in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar, bring you BizTrendsLIVE!2020, on Thursday, 30 January 2020. 1. A new vision of Africa 2020 BizTrendsLIVE!2020 is where a new vision for Africa becomes reality. Eight speakers, a 360 perspective, from London to Lagos, Senegal to…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

A passion for food wins contest on innovative thinking

The contest awarded two grand (first position) prizes in the categories of substantive innovation and operational innovation - won by Sylvie Ogoudedji and Bineswaree Bolaky

Winning an award was never part of Sylvie Ogoudedji’s expectations when she joined the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) as a fellow in 2019. It was during her induction that she learned of ECA’s Innovation Challenge for the first time. What got her “really excited” was a new understanding -…

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Source: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) |

Al-Sumait Prize 2020 Call for Nominations

The Prize is to be awarded annually to individuals or institutions within one of the proposed three fields (Food Security, Health and Education)

The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative established an annual award by the State of Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources, and infrastructure…

La Journée de la Femme Digitale
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    • Delphine Remy-Boutang, CEO the Bureau & DWD, President of GEN France, Rebecca Enonchong, CEO Apps Tech (Margaret of honor 2019), Valérie Laugier, VP Digital & Innovation, Total Marketing & Services, Arielle Kitio, CEO Caysti (Margaret Africa 2019), Céline Mas, Chairperson of the Committee UN Women France, Julie Davico-Pahin, co-founder of Ombrea (Margaret Europe 2019) and Diariata N’Diaye, CEO App-Elles (special mention of the jury les Margaret 2019)
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Les Margaret Award 2020’s call for applications is launched: A business acceleration program to boost women entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in Europe & Africa

Les Margaret Award will offer to the 4 winners funding to support and accelerate the growth of their business

The Digital Women’s Day launches the call for applications for #lesMargaret Award, dedicated to business acceleration for women who change the world. Women entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs from Europe and Africa can apply up to February the 2nd, 2020: https://LaJourneedelaFemmeDigitale.com/lesmargaret/ Created in 2013 by DWD (https://DigitalWomensDay.com/) and supported by Margaret Hamilton[1] les Margaret…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UN Refugee Agency honoured with Olympic Cup for sporting contribution

Sport is a crucial pillar of UNHCR’s mission to protect and empower displaced children and youth

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was today awarded the Olympic Cup by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its work supporting refugees and their host communities through sport, and in promoting the values of the Olympic movement all over the world. The Olympic Cup was established in 1906 by Pierre…

Source: Rotary |

Rotary establishes peace center at Makerere University

Inaugural 2021 class will focus on shaping peace and development in Africa

From human rights violations to the impacts of climate change, Rotary (https://www.Rotary.org) and Makerere University are offering a postgraduate certificate program to peace and development leaders who are from or who have worked in Africa to address the underlying challenges to peace in the region. The year-long program in Peacebuilding,…

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Okwach earns Sports Personality of the Year (SOYA) nomination

Okwach's year kicked it off with a call up to the National U20 Team in January before earning Simbas and Shujaa call ups later in the year

Geoffrey Okwach has been nominated in the Most Promising Athlete (Male) category of the 2019 Sports Personality Of The Year (SOYA) Awards. Okwach's year kicked it off with a call up to the National U20 Team in January before earning Simbas and Shujaa call ups later in the year. The KCB youngster was part of…