Inside the 2014 Techwomen Emerging Leaders Program

IMG_2926Techwomen is an Initiative of the US department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which empowers, Connect and support Women around the world, who are leaders in STEM fields. By STEM, you should understand: Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. As a Techwoman Emerging Leader from Cameroon, I (Dorothée Danedjo Fouba) really appreciate this opportunity in USA, with amazing and wonderful Techwomen mentors and mentees.

IMG_2902I’m hosted by a big Open Source company in the world: Mozilla Corporation. Every weeks of this month in San Francisco and Mountain View Offices, I’ll improve my skills in Open source, digital tools, webmarketing, managing a Tech community and more interesting things there. I began by learning how to blog with The Open Standard platform, one of new babies products of Mozilla for Journalists and Blogger. At the end of this program, I expect to be more professional than now in STEM fields and want to come back to my country with a prototype of a multimedia teaching platform I have in Project since 2013. A platform which can help African journalists, Communicators and Startup-ers to have some free and open source tutorials and online tools for their work.
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African Story Challenge StoryCamp for finalists in Business and Technology

logo african story challengeThe African Story Challenge finalists for Business and Technology and Health and Development categories are enjoying a Training Worshop in Marrakech( Morocco) up to August 15th.

In the link below, you can follow by live tweets this StoryCamp.

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Live Blog Live report on StoryCamp- August 2014

 

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Cameroon is leading a #BringBackOurGirls Campaign

IMG_1257A #BringBackOurGirls campaign and manifestation take place in Yaounde-Cameroon on 16th May 2014. Lead by the Civil Society Advisory Group of the UN Women Cameroon, this advocacy manifestation talks about the rights of the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Northern Nigeria. Women and Girls being part of this campaign demand the immediate and unconditional release of the girls. Listen to the podcast of their declaration (English and French).

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After the declaration, women and girls signed a petition and gave it to the Nigerian Ambassador to Cameroon, Hadiza Mustapha. However the #BringBackOurGirls campaign by Cameroonians is more visible in social media and website.

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Blog Post Contest 2014: applications closed on 30th April

BlogsDorothydaf’s Blog www.dorotheedanedjo.com  is organizing from the 15 to 30th of April 2014 , a Blog Post Contest around the issue of online‘ press freedom. It is open to all participants from around the world to publish a post of maximum 2000 characters, an audio podcast or video of 6mn during this period, on the issue of online’ press freedom. The results of this competition will be announced online on May 3rd, 2014. Details in English here. In French: open this link.

 


The prizes are:

1st Prize: A Professional account on Coveritlive for live coverages on web

2nd Prize: A Professional account on Animoto for Videocast Production

3rd Prize: A professional account on Soundcloud for Podcast publications.

Send your participations before the 1st May 2014. contact@dorotheedanedjo.com

 

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International Girls in ICT Day 2014

GirlsinICTDay2014SmallThe International Girls in ICT Day 2014 is celebrated today 24th April 2014. Almost 2700 events in 121 countries have taken place empowering over 70, 000 girls and young women globally. It is an opportunity for girls and young women to get an insight into ICT sector to consider ICT careers through open days at ICT institutions, meeting women role models, and even getting “hands on” experience in technology.


Message of Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary General of ITU
Note that the Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) agreed in 2010 to celebrate the International Girls in ICT Day on the 4th Thursday of April, every year.

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