BACE Group, an AI and facial recognition startup from Ghana has been named as winners of the 2020 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

With the win, 26-year-old technology founder Charlette N’Guessan becomes the first-ever woman to win the Africa Prize.

Charlette and her team developed BACE API, a software that uses facial recognition and artificial intelligence to verify identities remotely. The software can be integrated into existing apps and systems and is aimed at financial institutions and other industries that rely on identity verification when providing services.

Joseph-Albert Kuuire
Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator and editor of, an online digital platform focusing on technology in Ghana. Email: [email protected]

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