Lady in Ghana becomes 1st woman to win Africa Prize for digital innovation; bags £25,000

Lady in Ghana becomes 1st woman to win Africa Prize for digital innovation; bags £25,000

- The leader of Ghanaian startup, BACE Group, has become the 1st woman to win the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize

- Charlette Desire N'Guessan, an Ivorian who lives in Ghana, won the award out of 16 brilliant competitors and took home £25,000

- BACE API, Charlette's innovation that won the Africa Prize, uses live facial recognition technology to verify identities and protect financial and online identity fraud

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Charlette Desire N'Guessan, an Ivorian lady who leads a Ghana-based startup called BACE Group, has become the first woman to win the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize.

Reports obtained by YEN.com.gh confirm that Charlette, out of 16 great competitors for the prize, won and took away £25,000 after eight months of learning, networking and hard work.

Her innovation, BACE API, is a secure facial recognition technology for secure identity verification.

BACE API uses live facial recognition technology to verify identities and protect financial and online identity fraud.

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Her team, BACE Group, is a FinTech company that provides digital services to financial institutions.

Speaking after the historic journey to winning the massive prize, Charlette expressed her gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success.

In her own words,

Thanks, Royal Academy of Engineering and Africa prize judges for the trust. We are honoured to be recognized as the winner of Africa prize 2020. Thanks to our mentors Lara Srivastava, FRSA, JD, PhD , Nabou Fall and Cameron Burt for their advice and supports since day 1

Charlette says her company is ready to take on business opportunities and local talents to join their winning team.

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Charlette Desire N'Guessan 1st lady from Ghana to win 25,000 pounds Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Charlette Desire N'Guessan 1st lady from Ghana to win 25,000 pounds Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation Source: LinkedIn, Charlette Desire N'Guessan
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In a separate report, a stunning Ghanaian medical practitioner whose full name is, Dr. Vanessa Aseye Mensah-Kabu, became the youngest medical doctor for her batch when she graduated.

In an interview with YEN.com.gh's Edward Asare, the young doctor disclosed that although she graduated from the DaLian Medical University in the Peoples Republic of China, she was inducted as a doctor in Ghana in May 2015 at age 22.

Dr. Vanessa Aseye Mensah-Kabu who is also an alumnus of Holy Child Senior High School has, therefore, been practising medicine for five years.

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