African Changemaker

Baratang Miya

Miya is a South African social entrepreneur and the founder of GirlHype, a non-profit organization that aims to empower girls and young women in South Africa through technology education.

Girlhype Coders provides training and workshops on coding, app development, and digital literacy to girls in underprivileged communities to help them gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the digital age.

Miya has received numerous awards for her contributions to social entrepreneurship and technology education, including the Anzisha Prize for African youth entrepreneurship and the TechWomen Emerging Leader Award from the U.S. Department of State.

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Eleven African nations are set to receive a share of a $16.2 million project aimed at establishing National Broadband Mapping Systems.
Six African tech startups have been chosen as finalists for the “Meet the Tôshikas” program, a joint initiative by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
Innovate Africa, a newly established angel investment fund, has begun operations with an initial commitment of $2.5 million.

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