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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 • 14:30 - 15:30
Digital Education & Skills

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Studies such as the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online study showed that self-perceived lack of digital know-how is the primary barrier for women’s Internet access and online participation, arising in part from offline discrimination facing women in education, employment, domestic life, and participation in civic affairs. Where do we stand on closing the gender gap in digital skills and education? Should digital literacy be a basic right for all citizens? If so, what policy measure need to be in place to create a digital skills revolution for women and girls?  



Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Dr. Aminata Garba

Professor, Cargenie Mellon University in Rwanda
Aminata A. Garba is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda. She previously served as the Director General of the Multi-sector Regulatory Authority of Niger and worked on engineering, management, research and teaching in telecommunications at Orange (Niger), the National Institute for Scientific Research (Montreal), the National Center for Scientific Research (France... Read More →
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Njideka U. Harry

Executive Director, Youth for Technology Foundation
Njideka Harry is the President and CEO of Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), an innovative non-profit organization focused on using the power of technology to transform the lives of youth and women living in low income and developing world communities. Ms. Harry has a global reputation as a thought leader in the area of technology for development. She serves as a consultant to several social enterprises, companies with a social mission, and... Read More →
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Mariéme Jamme

Founder, I am the Code
Mariéme Jamme is a Senegalese-born British business-woman in technology. Her consultancy companySpotone Global Solutionshelps technology companies to set a foothold in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She has supported many organisations such as Google, Ernst & Young, HSBC Private Banking, The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown, The Africa Progress Panel chaired by Kofi Annan, The Obama Administration, and multiple African... Read More →
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Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi

Executive Director, W.TEC
Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). W.TEC is a nonprofit organization she set-up in 2008 to build the capacities of Nigerian girls and women, to increase their economic power and ability to speak about issues affecting their lives, through information and communication technology (ICT)-based training, research and mentorship. Oreoluwa has a Bachelors degree in Economics... Read More →


Tuesday September 13, 2016 14:30 - 15:30
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