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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 • 12:00 - 13:00
Women's Rights Online

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The newly adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals include an important pledge to harness information and communications technologies (ICTs) to advance women’s empowerment. This session will address the intersection of women’s rights and digital rights in the African context. Speakers will offer advice about what participants from different stakeholder groups can do integrate women’s rights into technology and technology policy, drawing on the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online comparative household research and policy analysis across 10 countries.

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Anne Githuku-Shongwe

Representative, South Africa Multi-Country Office, UN Women
Anne Githuku-Shongwe is the newly-appointed Representative for UN Women's South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO), which is responsible for women's empowerment and gender equality in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia as well as South Africa, where the office is based. Anne is an award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of youth-development digital innovation organization Afroes. She has a Masters’ degree in International... Read More →

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Amel Fahmy

Managing Director, Tadwien Gender Research Center in Egypt
Amel Fahmy is the Managing director of Tadwien Gender Research Center in Egypt http://wwww.tadwein.com ; she is also a founding member of several national and international initiatives aiming towards elimination of violence against women such as INTACT http://www.intact-network.net and HarassMap www.harassmap.org. Ms. Fahmy had worked for many years at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarter in Geneva and later at the United Nations... Read More →
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Racheal Nakitare

Immediate Past President, International Associaion of Women in Radio & TV
Racheal Nakitare, is a seasoned broadcast journalist with over 25 years experience in media and communication. She holds a Master’s in Communication studies from the University of Nairobi. She studied New Media and Conflict Transformation at Philip Merrill School of Journalism, University of Maryland under the prestigious Hubert Humphrey fellowship. She is the Chief TV Producer at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and has worked... Read More →
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Julie Owono

Head of Africa Desk, Internet Sans Frontieres
Julie Owono is a lawyer, and Head of the Africa Desk at Internet Sans Frontières, where she focuses on Rights and Freedoms in the digital space, and cyber development in Africa. She regularly writes columns for various publications, including Al Jazeera English and Quartz, on issues related to politics, law and innovation in the Gulf of Guinea. She often appears as a Gulf of Guinea expert on International Radio and TV channels, including... Read More →
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Emilar Vushe

Africa Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications
Emilar Vushe Gandhi leads the policy work in Africa for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), an international network of organizations working with Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to support social justice and development. Before joining APC, Emilar was a policy researcher with the Media Monitoring Africa focusing on the representation of race, gender and class in South Africa's media. She is devoted to ICT... Read More →

Tuesday September 13, 2016 12:00 - 13:00

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