THE FIRST WOMAN TO WIN THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING’S AFRICA PRIZE FOR INNOVATION
Women are gradually taking the lead in every sector, most especially technology.
26-year-old Charlette is really an inspiration and we love to see this. Young, African woman breaking barriers and setting a standard, this is just what we need.
By winning this award, Charlette N’Guessan can transform cyber security and reduce the prevalence of identity theft here in Africa. This would bring about a huge change and individuals will feel safer financially.
A digital verification system called BACEAPI was created and it makes use of an artificial intelligence and face recognition to verify the identities of individuals where they are in real time and this would reduce identity theft by a large percentage. The award was a $33000 (£25000) award, which is amazing.
This would definitely be helpful for us Africans and we hope it transforms our Internet space and make it a better place.
Charlette N’Guessan really showed the importance of finding the solution to a problem and build on it.
This is an inspiration to every young man and woman, you’re never too young to start innovating and find solutions to world problems.