DOT Congratulates DOT Rwanda Country Director Violette Uwamutara on Prestigious Award

By DOT News – August 9, 2013
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DOT is proud to announce that DOT Rwanda Country Director Violette Uwamutara is the recipient of the 2013 Anita Borg Institute Change Agent Award.

Violette UwamutaraDOT is proud to announce that DOT Rwanda Country Director Violette Uwamutara is the recipient of the 2013 Anita Borg Institute Change Agent Award. Violette was selected for her transformative work supporting women in ICT in Rwanda and East Africa. Under her leadership, DOT Rwanda is creating confident, young, local role models who train and coach their out-of-school, out-of-work peers and neighbours to become productive users of technology as they take charge of their personal development and livelihoods.

Violette is a passionate advocate for the role of women in Rwanda's future as an information technology and innovation hub in Africa. She is advancing the participation of Rwandan women in technology and introducing them to opportunities and careers in technology, entrepreneurship and socially responsible enterprise.

A role model for women in Africa, she deserves to be recognized and celebrated.

Violette will accept her award at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in October in the company of fellow women in technology change makers including Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and Ana Pinczuk of Cisco.

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Rwanda

Harnessing the power of youth, DOT Rwanda transforms young people ("DOT Interns") to become leaders of change as they deliver information and communications technology (ICT) training in their own communities. DOT's unique youth-led programs empower people living in communities that are developing, in transition, or under stress with the confidence to use technology for entrepreneurial, community, educational, and personal development.

DOT programs equip community participants with tools and capabilities that will help them to advance their economic status by building successful, sustainable lievelihoods. The DOT Interns who facilitate programs are young graduates from Rwandan universities who act as trainers, mentors, and coaches in their own communities.

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The Anita Borg Institute (ABI)

The Anita Borg Institute works to advance women in computer science and engineering roles globally. ABI provides resources and programs that help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and advance technical women to meet the growing global need for technology workers and to increase technological innovation. ABI programs inspire technical women, foster community and provide tools to help them develop their careers. The Institute works with industry partners to make the global technology workplace more welcoming to women.

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OfflinePhoto of Gerard van der Burg Gerard van der Burg said 2 years ago

Congratulations Violette, Couldn't think of a more deserving person for this award.

OfflinePhoto of Natalie Kimbugwe Natalie Kimbugwe said 2 years ago

Congratulations Violette, keep the fire burning! you inspire us to follow in your foot steps :-)


Norryn said 2 years ago

waoh!! many many congraaats Violette!! your spirit of hard work has paid off! Keep it up, it will reach you to greater destinations. 

OfflinePhoto of Kathy Durand Kathy Durand said 2 years ago

Congratulations Violette!  You totally deserve this.  You're an inspiration to all women.

OfflinePhoto of Maarifa Ndekezi Maarifa Ndekezi said 2 years ago

Violette, Congratulations. you make your Country, DOT and friends proud! 

OfflinePhoto of Luana Wunsch Luana Wunsch said 2 years ago

Violette, Congratulations!

OfflinePhoto of Jackline Cherotich Jackline Cherotich said 2 years ago

Congratulations Violette! you are inspiration to many.

OfflinePhoto of Henok Laike Henok Laike said 2 years ago


OfflinePhoto of Marie Grace Uwineza Marie Grace Uwineza said 2 years ago


OfflinePhoto of Violette Uwamutara Violette Uwamutara said 2 years ago

Thanks everybody, this award is a testament of DOT's work and commitment to advancing the women .

OfflinePhoto of Luana Wunsch Luana Wunsch said 2 years ago


Sameer Hajee said 2 years ago

well done!!

OfflinePhoto of Ali Kaviri Ali Kaviri said 2 years ago

Congrats Violette, you truly deserves it!

OfflinePhoto of Mwanaisha Maende Mwanaisha Maende said 2 years ago

Hongera Violette, All the best you are an inspiration to many

Offline Emmanuel Nzeyimana said 2 years ago

We are proud of you Violette; big congs and we highly salute your achievments.

OfflinePhoto of Josephine Mono Josephine Mono said 2 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS VIOLETTE, thanks for all your hardwork especialy for those of us who look upto women achievers.

OfflinePhoto of Ann Nderitu Ann Nderitu said 2 years ago

Congratulations Violette. We are proud of you.

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