UPEX Fellows Receive Grant Funding from U.S. Embassy in Kigali
UPEX Fellows, Dr. Didacienne Mukanyiligira and Dr. Noella Josiane Umuhoza, recently received grant funding from the U.S. Embassy in Kigali to help build the capacity of female undergraduate students completing degrees in information and communications technology (ICT) or electrical engineering at the University of Rwanda. The project will provide opportunities for 20 women to participate in internships and workshops to enhance their business, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
While Rwanda has made significant efforts to support women in STEM, many still lack the technical skills and opportunities needed to compete with their male peers. The funding from the U.S. Embassy will help the University of Rwanda equip women with the skills needed to compete at the market level and launch their own businesses within the ICT sector. In addition, graduates will also have opportunities to network with successful women working within ICT-related fields.