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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 • 13:45 - 15:15

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Onica N. Makwakwa

World Wide Web Foundation, Africa Regional Coordinator, A4AI
Onica N. Makwakwa is the Africa Regional Coordinator for the Alliance for Affordable Internet at the World Wide Web Foundation. She works to develop effective collaborations across stakeholders in Africa in support of affordable broadband internet. An experienced advocacy, fundraising and management professional, Onica has over 20 years’ experience working for national and international causes in the USA and Africa including but not limited... Read More →


Shikoh Gitau

ICT Specialist, African Development Bank
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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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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 →
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Sonia Jorge

Executive Director, Alliance for Affordable Internet
Sonia Jorge is Executive Director of A4AI and Web Foundation Digital Equality Program Director. Sonia manages policy, advocacy, membership, partner and country engagement, and all other work across A4AI and the Web Foundation’s access focused programming. An expert in the confluence of development and communications policy, Sonia has over 25 years of diverse international experience in a career spanning both the private and not-for-profit... Read More →

Lucy Quist

CEO, Airtel Ghana
Lucy Quist is an international business leader. She is a technology professional who advocates for greater participation of young people in STEM for development. She is a highly sought after public speaker and multiple award winning personality. She is the Managing Director (CEO) of Airtel Ghana.
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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 →

Wednesday September 14, 2016 13:45 - 15:15

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