At Apps and Girls, we take pride in our commitment to excellence and innovation. Over the years, our dedication to empowering girls in technology and delivering high-quality digital solutions has been recognized and celebrated by industry leaders and organizations. Below, we showcase some of the awards and accolades that highlight our journey and achievements in the tech world.


WSIS 2020

Apps and Girls was named a WSIS Prize 2020 champion in the Skills and Capacity Building category. We are honored to be Tanzania’s first “Champion” initiative in the history of the WSIS Prizes. We also had the opportunity to virtually present our practice to other stakeholders at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2021 in order to connect, learn, and form partnerships. We also participated in the WSIS Stocktaking Interview Series: The Coronavirus Response – ICT Case Repository is a series of interviews hosted as part of the #WSIS Forum 2021, in which they introduce innovative projects and activities gathered through their Coronavirus Response.

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WSIS Prizes 2023

Our JOVIA Program has been recognized by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2023! This recognition is a testament to the impactful work Apps and Girls is doing to address the digital gender divide and empower underprivileged girls and young women in Tanzania.

Tanzania ICT Awards

We were nominated as the Best ICT Incubation Hub category by people who believed in us and noticed our influence, and as a result, we were proclaimed as the winners in that category “Best Incubation Hub in Tanzania” and recognized as the overall winners in all categories of the Year 2021.

Africa's top 35 most powerful women in the tech business in 2021.

Apps and Girls CEO, Carolyne Ekyarisiima was named one of Africa’s top 35 most powerful women in the tech business in 2021. The award was given by CIO AFRICA, the top technology news and insights platform in Africa, which provides senior IT professionals in Africa with the most up-to-date technology information through their journal, online portal, and amazing events.

ATU Innovation Challenge 2021

We won as the First runner-up in the ATU Innovation Challenge 2021 for the Best Ecosystem Practice in Africa Enabling Youths in ICT Innovations! African Telecommunication Union (ATU) Is a specialized agency of the African Union (AU) in the realm of telecommunications/ ICTS. Winning this brings a huge credibility and winner benefits such as capacity building training and mentorship.

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At Apps and Girls, we remain committed to our mission of empowering girls in technology and delivering innovative digital solutions. We are grateful for the recognition we’ve received, and we look forward to a future filled with even more achievements.