Why Makeda?

The technology industry in Africa remains mostly male-dominated and this can sometimes fail to tap into the wider pool of talent on offer across the continent. To achieve true digital transformation in Africa, we should empower women and girls to be part of the drive. “We cannot achieve the goals of Smart Africa without the input of women and girls” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the UN and the Executive Director of UN Women.

Despite having the highest growth in internet penetration across the globe, Africa remains the only continent whose digital gender gap has widened since 2013. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the proportion of women using the internet is a quarter less than the proportion of men using the internet in Africa.


Barriers contributing to the gap on the continent include unaffordable access to technology and threats to access and use, low digital literacy and confidence. Globally, women are in the majority of the world’s poor, but the African woman is disproportionately more affected by poverty. Eighty per cent of the women in Africa live in rural areas where they have less access to such basic needs as health care, education and other public facilities or services.

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Digital Health Access

location_on Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana

: Strategic Partnership
: https://digitalhealthaccess.com/
: Healthcare
: Seed Stage

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Abetec Solutions Ltd / FoodDelicious.

location_on Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

: Strategic Partnership
: https://amap.co.ke
: Ecommerce
: Seed Stage

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Bongalo

location_on Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroun

: Strategic Partnership
: https://www.bongalo.co/
: Real Estates
: Seed Stage

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location_on Kampala, Kampala, Uganda

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