Farida Bedwei

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Farida Bedwei
Sex or genderfemale Edit
Country wey e be citizenGhana Edit
Name in native languageFarida Nana Efua Bedwei Edit
Given nameFarida Edit
Family nameBedwei Edit
Date of birth6 April 1979 Edit
Place dem born amLagos Edit
Languages spoken, written or signedEnglish Edit
Occupationcomputer scientist, software engineer Edit
Field for worksoftware Edit
EmployerKPMG Edit
Educate forUniversity of Hertfordshire, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Edit
Notable workKarmzah Edit
Award dem receiveOkayAfrica 100 Women, special award, special award Edit

Farida Nana Efua Bedwei (dem born am 6 April 1979) be Ghanaian software engineer den Co-founder give Logiciel, fin-tech company wey dey Ghana insyd.[1][2][3][4] Farida create mobile den enterprise apps, wey she san be famous sake of her knowledge for software architecture insyd, wey she san dey deploy services for mobile insyd, especially banking apps.[5]

Ein early life[edit | edit source]

Dem born Farida for Lagos, Nigeria insyd wey she chop ein early childhood living for three different countries (Dominica, Grenada den UK) sake of de nature of ein poppie ein job plus de United Nations Development Programme. Dem diagnose am plus cerebral palsy de tym she dey one.[6] Ein family move cam Ghana wen she dey 9 years old wey dem school am for hose until she 12 years.[1][2]

Ein education[edit | edit source]

Dem home school am til de age of 12 wey dem first take am go government school for Ghana insyd.[1] Farida ein parents notice say de tym wey she dey 15 ein passion for computers wey dem decide make dem enroll am for one-year computer course for de St. Michael information technology centre, wey make am de youngest for de class insyd wey e enable am make she skip high school school.[1] Later nu she obtain one-year degree for Computer Science insyd from de University of Hertfordshire wey dey de United Kingdom (from 2004 cam 2005) wey she further acquire certificate for Project Management insyd for 2009 from de Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).[1][5][7]

Ein achievements den awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2018 – Special Award by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.[8]
  • 2013 – Winner for Most Influential Women for Business den Government Award Financial Sector insyd.[5]
  • 2012 – Special Award by President John Mahama.[5]
  • 2011 – Legacy and Legacy Ideas Award – Winner of the Maiden Award.[9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 https://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/13/africa/farida-bedwei-ghanaian-software-genius/index.html
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.amazon.com/Farida-N.-Bedwei/e/B003HDWP50
  3. https://www.glitzafrica.com/glitz-top-100-inspirational-women/100/
  4. https://yen.com.gh/118084-farida-bedwei-creates-a-superhero-character-cerebral-palsy.html#118084
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 https://web.archive.org/web/20190720110755/https://www.risingafrica.org/success-stories/business/celebrating-farida-bedwei-a-seasoned-software-engineer-with-over-16-years-experience-despite-her-cerebral-palsy-condition/
  6. https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Meet-the-Ghanaian-software-engineer-diagnosed-with-cerebral-palsy-834358
  7. https://www.linkedin.com/in/fbedwei?originalSubdomain=gh
  8. https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/60150/What-we-know-about-10-youths-honored-by-Sisi-at
  9. https://www.africa.com/african-women-tech-farida-bedwei/