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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 • 10:00 - 11:00
Fostering Women-centred Technology Design and Innovation

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According to the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online study, many women cite lack of relevant content or lack of time as a reason for not making more extensive use of the Internet. Due to the extra burden of unpaid care work that women carry, they not only have less income than men but also less free time. As a result, time and money spent on the Internet come at a high opportunity cost. Services like mobile money, e-government, agricultural market information, mobile learning and health are critical to make the Internet more useful to and more widely used by women. The impact of online services could be dramatically increased by defining the end user as a woman and not just a generic “consumer”. This session offers practical guidance and examples of how to do just that.


Shikoh Gitau

ICT Specialist, African Development Bank

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Noora Flinkman

Marketing & Communications Unit Manager, HarrasMap
Noora Flinkman is the Marketing and Communications Unit Head at HarassMap, an Egyptian initiative that is combining mobile & online reporting and mapping technology and on-the-ground mobilization to create an environment that does not tolerate sexual harassment. She has previously worked with refugee assistance in Sweden, gender and piety movements in Egypt, and was awarded a fellowship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation... Read More →

Amel Ghouila

Regional Ambassador, Technovation Tunisia
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Adrine Muhura

Market Engagement Africa, GSMA Connected Women
Adrine Muhura. I am the Connected Women Manager – Africa at the GSMA, I work with MNO’s and their partners to reduce the gender gap in mobile money and Mobile internet specifically in low and middle class markets for the greater good. I have over 10 years working experience having worked in both the Telecommunication and FMCG industry with Safaricom Ltd, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser & Brookside Dairy Ltd in both Sales and Marketing... Read More →

Wednesday September 14, 2016 10:00 - 11:00

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