Girls who code ‘can change the world’

Women of Color in Tech
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Season 2, Episode 22

While around 30 per cent of researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa are women, just 20 per cent of the continent’s coders are female. Baratang Miya is on a mission to change this statistic.

Miya established the training and entrepreneurship organisation GirlHype in 2003 to introduce girls from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds to coding, with graduates going on to work with major computer and software companies.

With artificial intelligence expanding into all parts of life, Miya says African girls and women should be driving the global tech solutions that will be used by their communities.

Africa Science Focus, with Michael Kaloki.

Learn more about Baratang Miya’s career


This programme was funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.