Call for applications – African Girls Can Code (AGCCI)

The African Girls’ Code Initiative (AGCCI) was commissioned by UN Women, the African
Union Commission (AUC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The AUC,
through the AU Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development
(HHSD), the Directorate of Women, Gender and Youth (WGYD) and the Department of
Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI), is providing technical support to this
initiative. The aim is to train and empower a minimum of 2000 girls aged 17 to 25 across
Africa to become computer programmers, creators and designers, putting them on the right
track to undertake studies and pursue careers in the information, communication and
technology (ICT) sectors. The initiative has two key strategies, namely: coding camps and the
integration of ICT, coding and gender into national curricula.

UN Women and its partners (AUC, ITU, ECA,UNESCO) with financial support from the
Government of Belgium to ensure African girls benefit and contribute to the technological
revolution in their countries and the continent.
UN Women Tanzania is launching a call for applications to qualified girls to participate the
first coding camp to be held in Zanzibar – State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), from
27th February – 10th March 2023
The coding camps are coordinated in close collaboration with United Republic of Tanzania
(Mainland and Zanzibar) through the:
• Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups
• Ministry of Information, Communication and Information Technology
• Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Selection Criteria

To qualify for the coding camps, applicants should:
• Be of Tanzania Nationality, female, and between the ages of 17-25 yrs
• Have an interest in science, technology, mathematics, ICT and related subjects
• Know how to use a computer and have basic knowledge of Computer Science

Acceptance Criteria

• Provide written permission from parents or legal guardians (for girls under the age of
18) to attend the coding camp. This must be done in the application form;
• Provide a valid phone number and email address;
• Provide a letter of submission with confirmation of availability over the duration of
the training (the training camp is 10 days);
• Agree to become an AGCCI ambassador by sharing ideas and experiences in your
school or community.
The Tanzania team responsible for implementing the African Girls Can CODE initiative will
provide the participants selected following a selection process with the following:
1. A 10-day training on coding as per the AGCCI manual
2. Training materials
3. Stationery
4. Transport fee within Zanzibar
5. Laptops for use for the duration of and after the training.


• The Call for Application will be open until 26
th January 2023 at 23.59 hrs (EAT)
(Tanzanian Time) (extended).
• The application form is available here (https://bit.ly/3CKgci0)
• All applications MUST be submitted through email
agcci.tanzania@unwomen.org, with subject line REF: CFA No. UNW-ESATZA-2023- 001 on African Girls Can Code Initiatives Phase 2 Coding Camp.
• Only those short listed will be contacted for further screening and
• Applications received after the deadline will not be
• For more information, please email: agcci.tanzania@unwomen.org, by 26
th Jauary
2023 at 23.59 hrs (extended).