G20 Flagship projects

DUFUNA-FEM Code Camp

Title of the Project:

DUFUNA-FEM Code Camp

Country:

Germany

Geographical presence:

Nigeria

Status of the project:
start date, duration:

2018-2019

Project website:

http://dufuna.org

Geographical impact of project:

national

Funds available for the project:

40.000 Euro

Implementation level:

in support of low income and developing countries

Description of the project:

Dufuna-Fem NYSC & Graduates Code Camp aims to empower women and help them start a successful career in the predominantly male tech sector. Based in Lagos and Ibadan, Code Camp is a three-month software engineering training for female university students and graduates. Designed as a self-study programme, participants are granted a monthly scholarship in order to cover internet access costs. Furthermore, participants are assigned a mentor with whom they meet bi-weekly to get advice and track their progress. So far, two thirds of the graduates were placed in an internship or were offered a junior manager position in one of the partner companies. A further expansion of the training activaties is contemplated. Dufuna-Fem NYSC & Graduates Code Camp was initiated in cooperation with local organizations and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria. The training was funded within an activity of the ExperTS-Programme of GIZ.

Area of focus of the project:

  • Supporting young women to get their programming career started
  • Creating a pool of young female talent for the Nigerian tech sector