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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 • 09:30 - 10:30
Opening Keynote

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This session will gauge where we stand currently with regards to closing the digital gender gap in Africa, and pave the way for the development of an “Action Plan” around key policy issues, including universal, affordable Internet access, digital skills and education, women’s rights online, and civic participation through technology.  We will also launch the Women Rights Online report cards that serve as the Web Foundation’s digital gender gap audit methodology.

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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 →


Theo Sowa (invited)

CEO, African Women Development Fund
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Anne Jellema

CEO, Web Foundation
Anne has over 15 years experience as a development worker and human rights campaigner. From 2006 to 2012 she was the International Director of Policy and Campaigns for ActionAid, and also oversaw the organisation’s global programming on women’s rights, education and food rights. She helped to found the Global Campaign for Education and served as its first coordinator from 2001 to 2005. A graduate of the... Read More →

Dorothy Okello

Director of Innovation, Resilient Africa Network, Makerere University
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Angelique Weeks

Chairperson, Liberia Telecommunicatins Authority
Angelique E. Weeks is the first female and longest serving Chairperson of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority serving her second four-year term through the appointment of the President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and confirmation by the Liberian Senate. Recently ascending to the position of First Vice President of the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA) in Praia, Cape Verde, Chairperson Weeks serves on... Read More →

Tuesday September 13, 2016 09:30 - 10:30

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