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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 • 11:15 - 12:15
The Internet as a Tool for Women's Active Citizenship, Leadership & Feminist Movement Building

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The Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online study found women are nearly 50% less likely to access the Internet than men in the same communities. Once online, women are 30-50% less likely than men to use the Internet to increase their income or participate in public life. While many women surveyed realise the benefits of the Internet to gain their own voice in civic and political life, increase their economic autonomy, and experience a sense of solidarity, many women are not yet actively using the Web to reap the potential benefits. The close relationship found between civic engagement and digital empowerment suggests that we need an integrated approach to advancing women’s agency, autonomy and voice both online and offline.

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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 →

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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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Fungai Machirori

Founder, Her Zimbabwe
Fungai Machirori is the founder of Her Zimbabwe, a women’s web-based platform using digital tools for activism and storytelling. She created the platform in 2012 as a direct solution to one of the recommendations her Masters thesis posited. In 2009 – still one of a very few female Zimbabwean bloggers – she set up her personal blog, Fungai Neni, which in 2011 was runner-up in the World Summit Youth Awards. Active in various areas... Read More →

Wednesday September 14, 2016 11:15 - 12:15

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