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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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Wednesday, September 14 • 09:00 - 10:00
Gender Responsive Policies

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Governments have a long road ahead to achieve SDG commitments on ensuring equal access to new technology for all women and men by 2030, and leveraging ICTs to empower women. Although nearly every woman surveyed in the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online (WRO) research owned or had access to a phone, the ICT revolution is not yet transforming their lives. Of the countries reviewed in the WRO research, only Colombia, Nigeria, India, and Ghana have national or sub-national policies to encourage increased access, training, and use of the Web by women and girls. But in many of these cases (as in other countries reviewed), no official, concrete targets exist. A report by the Broadband Commission’s Working Group on Gender found that a vast majority of National Broadband Plans fail to include gender targets (2013).

What does it mean for technology policies to be “gender-responsive”? Learn from government, private sector and civil society leaders about their experiences in developing, implementing, researching and advocating for technology policies that further the rights and interests of women in the African region.

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Nanjira Sambuli

Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation
Nanjira is passionate about understanding the unfolding impacts of ICT adoption and how those impact governance, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal culture, with a keen focus on gender implications. She is currently the Digital Equality Advocacy Manager at the Web Foundation, where she manages the Foundation’s advocacy efforts to promote digital equality in access to and use of the Web, with a particular focus on our... Read More →


Grace Githaiga

Co-Convener, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
Grace Githaiga is an Associate of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) and currently Co-convening the Network. Her role entails coordinating various Network activities that touch on policy advocacy and regulation on ICT matters, forging partnerships and outreach. She is active in Internet Governance debates both nationally, regionally and globally and currently is an advisory board member of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE). In... Read More →
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Regina Honu

CEO, Soronko Solutions
Regina Honu is the CEO of Soronko Solutions. She runs a mentorship program called Tech Needs Girls which has trained over 3000 girls in 8 regions in Ghana and Burkina Faso to code and create technology. She is the 2016 Vlisco Brand Ambassador. Regina has won several awards including Startup Entrepreneur of the year, JCI Ghana Outstanding Young Person for scientific and technological advancement and finalist for the ITU African Digital Woman of... Read More →

Funke Opeke

CEO, MainOne Cable
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Moses Owiny

Program Manager, Women of Uganda Network
Moses Owiny is the Program Manager for Information Sharing and Networking at WOUGNET. His most recent work regarding women in the online space includes the Universal Periodic Review document “Women’s Rights and the internet in Uganda” co-authored with CIPESA and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC and a policy brief entitled: “Cyber infrastructure; A women’s Issue too! – Advancing a gender... Read More →

Wednesday September 14, 2016 09:00 - 10:00

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