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Welcome to the 2016 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology! Below you’ll find the schedule for both days of the event, as well as details regarding session speakers, locations, and content. We’re excited you’ve joined us here to further this important work, and hope you’ll join in the online conversation around the event using #TechWomenAfrica
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Tuesday, September 13 • 08:30 - 09:30
Opening Ceremony

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Join us in reflecting on and celebrating the leadership of African women in technology policy across the continent and globally. This session will set the scene for the goals of the Summit, and will highlight the linkages between the summit themes: affordable broadband, women’s rights online, digital skills and education, and digital entrepreneurship.

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Onica N. Makwakwa

World Wide Web Foundation, Africa Regional Coordinator, A4AI
Onica N. Makwakwa is the Africa Regional Coordinator for the Alliance for Affordable Internet at the World Wide Web Foundation. She works to develop effective collaborations across stakeholders in Africa in support of affordable broadband internet. An experienced advocacy, fundraising and management professional, Onica has over 20 years’ experience working for national and international causes in the USA and Africa including but not limited... Read More →


Honourable Minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah (invited)

Minister, Ministry of Communications

Honourable Minister Nana Oye Lithur (invited)

Minister, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
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Dr. Izeduwa Derex-Briggs

Representative for Eastern and Southern Africa, UN Women
Ms. Izeduwa Derex-Briggs Izeduwa (Zed) has been appointed as UN Women’s new Regional Director for East and Southern Africa (office in Kenya). Zed transitions to the role of Regional Director having served as UN Women Representative in South Sudan since June 2012 and prior to this Representative in Liberia for just over three years. Prior to joining UN Women/ former-UNIFEM, she served with UNFPA as Gender Adviser in Ethiopia and HIV... Read More →
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Dorothy Gordon

Director-General, Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT
Dorothy K. Gordon is a specialist in technology for development. She works with governments, private sector and civil society to drive projects and programmes to move Africa from technology consumption to technology creation. She joined Government of Ghana in 2003 as the first Director-General of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT. Her work as a specialist in international development spans over 30 years with increasing... Read More →
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Dr. Omobola Johnson

Honorary Chairperson, Alliance for Affordable Internet
Omobola Johnson​ is Chairperson of the Alliance for | Affordable Internet (A4AI) and a Partner at TLcom Capital, a | venture capital firm with recent focus on deal flow generation, | investment and value generation in technology companies in | Sub­Saharan Africa. | Before joining TLcom, Omobola was Minister of | Communication Technology, Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, | focusing on the launch and execution... Read More →
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Foster Nicholas Ofosu

Capactiy Development Specialist, African Development Bank
Foster Ofosu is a Capacity Development Specialist at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). In addition to building capacity for AfDB-financed Projects in Africa including distance and eLearning, Foster is also leading the Innovation and Youth Entrepreneurship Support Program of the African Development Institute. Foster has a background in International Business Management with special focus on Innovation and International Technology... Read More →

Tuesday September 13, 2016 08:30 - 09:30

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