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University of Cape Coast final year student crowned Ms Geek Africa 2023 in Zimbabwe

October 14, 2023
University of Cape Coast final year student crowned Ms Geek Africa 2023 in Zimbabwe
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Selasi Ama Domi-Kuwornu, a final year student at the , has emerged winner of the 2023 Ms Geek Africa competition held in Victoria Falls, from April 26 to 28, 2023.

Domi-Kuwornu, 21, won the competition after beating six other young ladies from , , , , Zimbabwe and , who presented original and scalable solutions that would address some of Africa's challenges using technology.

For her prize, she received a certificate, laptop, smartphone, and a cash prize of US$5,000, as well as a cash prize of US$1,000 from Ascend Digital and a job opportunity in Accra.

She would also be sponsored by GITEX Africa to participate in the GITEX Africa Digital Summit in Marrakech, Morocco from May 31 to June 2, 2023.

Domi-Kuwornu presented a project called “Kasa Cash,” which is an offline system that enables uneducated, physically challenged and unserved communities to effortlessly perform without any third-party assistance.

Her project was in tune with the summit's theme, “Connect, Transform and Innovate,” which focused on challenges that are unique to Africa.

The other young ladies presented IT solutions on topics such as femme , Smart Miner Monitoring Systems, and management of solar power generation systems.

Domi-Kuwornu had previously won the 2019 Ms Geek Ghana competition when she was at Level 100 at the UCC, an initiative launched by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation to empower girls in the field of ICT and equip them with digital skills.

During the launch, Mrs -Ekuful, the sector Minister, stated that the competition would empower young girls by educating them in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Domi-Kuwornu's win is in line with the SDG goal five objectives of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

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