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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
 

08:00

Registration
Tuesday September 13, 2016 08:00 - 08:30
TBA

08:30

Opening Ceremony
Join us in reflecting on and celebrating the leadership of African women in technology policy across the continent and globally. This session will set the scene for the goals of the Summit, and will highlight the linkages between the summit themes: affordable broadband, women’s rights online, digital skills and education, and digital entrepreneurship.

Moderators
avatar for Onica N. Makwakwa

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 →

Speakers
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Honourable Minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah (invited)

Minister, Ministry of Communications
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Honourable Minister Nana Oye Lithur (invited)

Minister, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
avatar for Dr. Izeduwa Derex-Briggs

Dr. Izeduwa Derex-Briggs

Representative for Eastern and Southern Africa, UN Women
Ms. Izeduwa Derex-Briggs Izeduwa (Zed) has been appointed as UN Women’s new Regional Director for East and Southern Africa (office in Kenya). Zed transitions to the role of Regional Director having served as UN Women Representative in South Sudan since June 2012 and prior to this Representative in Liberia for just over three years. Prior to joining UN Women/ former-UNIFEM, she served with UNFPA as Gender Adviser in Ethiopia and HIV... Read More →
avatar for Dorothy Gordon

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 →
avatar for Dr. Omobola Johnson

Dr. Omobola Johnson

Honorary Chairperson, Alliance for Affordable Internet
Omobola Johnson​ is Chairperson of the Alliance for | Affordable Internet (A4AI) and a Partner at TLcom Capital, a | venture capital firm with recent focus on deal flow generation, | investment and value generation in technology companies in | Sub­Saharan Africa. | Before joining TLcom, Omobola was Minister of | Communication Technology, Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, | focusing on the launch and execution... Read More →
avatar for Foster Nicholas Ofosu

Foster Nicholas Ofosu

Capactiy Development Specialist, African Development Bank
Foster Ofosu is a Capacity Development Specialist at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). In addition to building capacity for AfDB-financed Projects in Africa including distance and eLearning, Foster is also leading the Innovation and Youth Entrepreneurship Support Program of the African Development Institute. Foster has a background in International Business Management with special focus on Innovation and International Technology... Read More →


Tuesday September 13, 2016 08:30 - 09:30
TBA

09:30

Opening Keynote
This session will gauge where we stand currently with regards to closing the digital gender gap in Africa, and pave the way for the development of an “Action Plan” around key policy issues, including universal, affordable Internet access, digital skills and education, women’s rights online, and civic participation through technology.  We will also launch the Women Rights Online report cards that serve as the Web Foundation’s digital gender gap audit methodology.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Omobola Johnson

Dr. Omobola Johnson

Honorary Chairperson, Alliance for Affordable Internet
Omobola Johnson​ is Chairperson of the Alliance for | Affordable Internet (A4AI) and a Partner at TLcom Capital, a | venture capital firm with recent focus on deal flow generation, | investment and value generation in technology companies in | Sub­Saharan Africa. | Before joining TLcom, Omobola was Minister of | Communication Technology, Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, | focusing on the launch and execution... Read More →

Speakers
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Theo Sowa (invited)

CEO, African Women Development Fund
avatar for Anne Jellema

Anne Jellema

CEO, Web Foundation
Anne has over 15 years experience as a development worker and human rights campaigner. From 2006 to 2012 she was the International Director of Policy and Campaigns for ActionAid, and also oversaw the organisation’s global programming on women’s rights, education and food rights. She helped to found the Global Campaign for Education and served as its first coordinator from 2001 to 2005. A graduate of the... Read More →
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Dorothy Okello

Director of Innovation, Resilient Africa Network, Makerere University
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Angelique Weeks

Chairperson, Liberia Telecommunicatins Authority
Angelique E. Weeks is the first female and longest serving Chairperson of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority serving her second four-year term through the appointment of the President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and confirmation by the Liberian Senate. Recently ascending to the position of First Vice President of the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA) in Praia, Cape Verde, Chairperson Weeks serves on... Read More →


Tuesday September 13, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
TBA

10:30

Affordability & Access

Everyone should have access to the Internet. Underscoring the potential of the Internet to contribute to global development and empowerment, SDG target 9c calls for universal and affordable access in the world’s least developed countries by 2020. Reaching this goal will require bold and immediate action. But on our current trajectory, the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) predicts that we’ll only hit this target in 2042 — 22 years after the target date set by the global community. Without urgent reform, in 2020 we will see just 16% of people in the world’s poorest countries, and 53% of the world as a whole, connected. Women are particularly impacted by this high cost to connect — on average, women globally earn 30-50% less than men and, largely as a result of this added economic burden, are unable to afford a basic online connection and to take advantage of the opportunities for growth and empowerment that access to the Web can enable. This session will help us take stock of what’s working and what additionally needs to be done to fast track affordability and equitable access to the Internet for women and girls across the continent.

Lightning Talk: Access to Internet is like Access to Life: No One must be Left Out
Busayo Obisakin 


Moderators
avatar for Sonia Jorge

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Mavis A. Ampah

Mavis A. Ampah

Lead ICT Policy Specialist, The World Bank
Mavis Ampah is the Africa Regional Coordinator and Lead ICT Policy Specialist for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Transport and ICT Global Practice of the World Bank. Mavis has led the Bank’s ICT programs in several countries in Africa and the Caribbean regions. Her areas of expertise include telecommunications policy and infrastructure development, IT industry, e-government, and public-private partnerships. Mavis... Read More →
avatar for Akua Gyekye

Akua Gyekye

Public Policy Manager, Africa, Facebook
Akua Gyekye is Facebook’s Public Policy Manager for Africa, where she focuses on issues relating privacy, safety and security, freedom of expression, the impact of the Internet on economic growth, and new opportunities for democratic engagement across Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining Facebook, Akua was working as a project finance lawyer, qualified to practice in NY and the UK, at Clifford Chance. Akua previously worked in Nigeria and... Read More →
avatar for Busayo Obisakin

Busayo Obisakin

Founder/President, Women Inspiration Development Centre
Busayo Obisakin. I am the CEO/Founder of Women Inspiration Development Center, an initiative designed to create a safe place for Nigerian women and girls in challenging life circumstances to envision and create new possibilities for their lives, families and communities. In 2009, I participated in the program Voice of our Future Correspondence (VOF) organized by World Pulse, USA. http://worldpulse.com/user/1463 I am also part of International... Read More →
avatar for Clara Prinkah-Sam

Clara Prinkah-Sam

Innovation Entrepreneurship & BPO Expert, e-Transform Ghana Project
Clara Pinkrah-Sam is a resourceful, diligent and achievement-oriented person with several years of extensive hands-on experience in training, operations, strategic planning, design and implementation of ICT related development projects. She has over 10 years’ experience as a Consultant in the ITES/BPO industry in Ghana and internationally. She has directed both private and public sector projects to their successful end and has facilitated... Read More →
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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.


Tuesday September 13, 2016 10:30 - 11:30
TBA

11:30

Group Picture
Tuesday September 13, 2016 11:30 - 11:40
TBA

11:30

Tea/Coffee Break
Tuesday September 13, 2016 11:30 - 11:50
TBA

11:45

Lightning Talks
Speakers
avatar for Prudence Nyamishana

Prudence Nyamishana

Prudence Nyamishana is a blogger and communications specialist. She has been an author at Global Voices since 2013, she runs a blog (prunyamishana.org), and is a founding partner of Kweeta Consulting Ltd. She has worked in the industry since 2010 and her experience covers communication, human rights and gender. With a wealth of experience, Prudence has worked with numerous organizations in and outside Uganda. She has consulted for a number of... Read More →


Tuesday September 13, 2016 11:45 - 12:00
TBA

12:00

Women's Rights Online
The newly adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals include an important pledge to harness information and communications technologies (ICTs) to advance women’s empowerment. This session will address the intersection of women’s rights and digital rights in the African context. Speakers will offer advice about what participants from different stakeholder groups can do integrate women’s rights into technology and technology policy, drawing on the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online comparative household research and policy analysis across 10 countries.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Githuku-Shongwe

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Amel Fahmy

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 →
avatar for Racheal Nakitare

Racheal Nakitare

Immediate Past President, International Associaion of Women in Radio & TV
Racheal Nakitare, is a seasoned broadcast journalist with over 25 years experience in media and communication. She holds a Master’s in Communication studies from the University of Nairobi. She studied New Media and Conflict Transformation at Philip Merrill School of Journalism, University of Maryland under the prestigious Hubert Humphrey fellowship. She is the Chief TV Producer at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and has worked... Read More →
avatar for Julie Owono

Julie Owono

Head of Africa Desk, Internet Sans Frontieres
Julie Owono is a lawyer, and Head of the Africa Desk at Internet Sans Frontières, where she focuses on Rights and Freedoms in the digital space, and cyber development in Africa. She regularly writes columns for various publications, including Al Jazeera English and Quartz, on issues related to politics, law and innovation in the Gulf of Guinea. She often appears as a Gulf of Guinea expert on International Radio and TV channels, including... Read More →
avatar for Emilar Vushe

Emilar Vushe

Africa Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications
Emilar Vushe Gandhi leads the policy work in Africa for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), an international network of organizations working with Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to support social justice and development. Before joining APC, Emilar was a policy researcher with the Media Monitoring Africa focusing on the representation of race, gender and class in South Africa's media. She is devoted to ICT... Read More →


Tuesday September 13, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
TBA

13:00

Lightning Talks
Speakers
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Team Charis

The five girls of Team Charis share their idea to resolve the improper waste disposal culture in their community using mobile app technology. Their application, Discardious provides this solution in five features - Call A Cart, Report A Hazard, Trash2Cash, Waste Market and Information Center. Watch them speak passionately about the cause they are pursuing.


Tuesday September 13, 2016 13:00 - 13:15
TBA

13:15

Keynote Addresses
Speakers
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Shikoh Gitau

ICT Specialist, African Development Bank
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Nnenna Nwakanma

World Wide Web Foundation, Africa Regional Coordinator
Nnenna Nwakanma is the Web Foundation’s Africa Regional Coordinator, Nnenna works to develop cutting-edge collaborations in Africa to enable increased access to affordable broadband. An experienced development professional who has worked in the ICT field in Africa for over a decade, Nnenna co-founded the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa and has served as a board member of the Open Source Initiative.


Tuesday September 13, 2016 13:15 - 13:45
TBA

13:45

Lunch
Tuesday September 13, 2016 13:45 - 14:30

14:30

Digital Education & Skills

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
avatar for Dorothy Gordon

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
avatar for Dr. Aminata Garba

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 →
avatar for Mariéme Jamme

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
TBA

15:30

Digital Entrepreneurship

Technology entrepreneurship and innovation are driving rapid changes on the African continent. But women worldwide continue to be underrepresented in technology and innovation at all levels. What does this Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for women and girls in Africa? How can women be a driving force of Africa’s digital economy over the next 10 years?

Lightning Talk: Farai Gundan

Moderators
avatar for Farai Gundan

Farai Gundan

Contributer, Forbes Africa
Farai Gundan is a candidate for Masters in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Mason Fellow. She is also 2015 Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum and a Dangote Fellow. Farai has been listed as the number one top Forbes writers amongst top 10 writers for Forbes.com. She also writes for ESSENCE, a leading US publication that focuses on women of color. She is the recipient of the 2016 "Special Recognition Award... Read More →

Speakers
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Ethel Cofie

Founder, Women in Tech Africa
Named one of the Top 5 Women Impacting IT in Africa, Ethel Cofie is CEO and Founder of EDEL Technology Consulting, an IT Consulting and Digital Products Company in West Africa and Europe, which was recently named IT Consulting Firm of the year by the Telecoms and IT Industry. She is also the founder of Women in Tech Africa, Africa’s largest women in tech group with members in over 30 African countries, and physical chapters in Ghana, Kenya... Read More →
avatar for Foster Nicholas Ofosu

Foster Nicholas Ofosu

Capactiy Development Specialist, African Development Bank
Foster Ofosu is a Capacity Development Specialist at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). In addition to building capacity for AfDB-financed Projects in Africa including distance and eLearning, Foster is also leading the Innovation and Youth Entrepreneurship Support Program of the African Development Institute. Foster has a background in International Business Management with special focus on Innovation and International Technology... Read More →


Tuesday September 13, 2016 15:30 - 16:30
TBA

16:30

Wrap-Up
Speakers
avatar for Sonia Jorge

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 →


Tuesday September 13, 2016 16:30 - 17:00
 
Wednesday, September 14
 

09:00

Gender Responsive Policies

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.



Moderators
avatar for Nanjira Sambuli

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 →

Speakers
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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 →
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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
TBA

10:00

Fostering Women-centred Technology Design and Innovation
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.

Moderators
SG

Shikoh Gitau

ICT Specialist, African Development Bank

Speakers
avatar for Noora Flinkman

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 →
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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
TBA

11:00

Tea/Coffee Break
Wednesday September 14, 2016 11:00 - 11:15

11:15

The Internet as a Tool for Women's Active Citizenship, Leadership & Feminist Movement Building
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.

Moderators
avatar for Nanjira Sambuli

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Amel Fahmy

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
TBA

12:15

World Café Lightning Talks/Posters/Demo Session - Program Highlights

Empowerment of Women & Girls through the Web in Nigeria 
Temitope Ogundipe

Women’s Rights Online: Reality of Women’s Internet Use in Mozambique
Alsacia Atanasio

Free Is Not Enough
Banke Alawaye

Making the most out of your Creativity (Music and Arts)
Diana Hopeson

Making e-learning available to communities everywhere
Genevieve Simiyu

Mozilla Clubs for Women and Girls
Amira Dhalla        Melissa Romaine

Women’s Rights Online Report Cards - Measuring Progress, Driving Action
Ingrid Brudvig

HarassMap - Online and offline against sexual harassment
Noora Flinkman

Youth Voices: Creating content and creating change
Eunice Maranya


Speakers
avatar for Banke Alawaye

Banke Alawaye

Internaional Business Manager, Praekelt Foundation
Banke Alawaye International Business Manager - Praekelt Foundation. Banke holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. Her experience spans investment banking, software development, management consulting and general management. Her work at Praekelt has exposed her to social impact projects and applying mobile solutions to development problems. Recent work includes serving as... Read More →
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Alsacia Atanasio

Consultant, SIITRI
I'm Consultant and WRO's Project Coordinator in Mozambique representing SIITRI. I am Veterinarian holding a PhD in Vet Sciences from Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA), Pretoria, South Africa, since 2000. I have been researcher as Parasitologist from 1988 to 2005 at National Veterinary Research Institute (INIVE), Executive Secretary of the Technical Council for Agricultural Research (CTIA) from 2003 to 2005, Executive Director of the... Read More →
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Ingrid Brudvig

Women's Rights Research and Advocacy Coordinator, World Wide Web Foundation
Ingrid coordinates the Women’s Rights Online country partner network and research initiatives. Prior to joining the Web Foundation in 2014, Ingrid coordinated a network of anthropologists across Africa conducting ethnographic research on ICTs, and co-edited a published book on “Mobilities, ICTs and Marginality in Africa: South Africa in Comparative Perspective”. Her work has also included extensive fieldwork, and monitoring... Read More →
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Amira Dhalla

Lead, Women and Web Literacy and Mozilla Clubs, Mozilla Foundation
Amira Dhalla is the Lead for Mozilla Foundation’s Women and Web Literacy initiative and the Mozilla Clubs program. Through both of these projects, Dhalla works to bring digital literacy to thousands of people globally working. Through partnerships with the Ford Foundation and UN Women, Dhalla has managed projects in Brazil, Kenya, and South Africa. Before coming to Mozilla, Dhalla worked to build communities and movements among... Read More →
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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 →
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Diana Hopeson

CEO, GHMusic Publishing & Management
Diana Hopeson, CEO of GHMusic Publishing and Management. A Missionary/Musician with certificate in Music Therapy. Artiste with the favorite Hit “Winner” album. Diana has served the Ghana Music industry over the past 25 years in Policy making, Copyright issues, Unionism and women empowerment. Diana Organized an advocacy program for women in the creative industry in collaboration with UN women and the Ministry for Gender, children and... Read More →
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Eunice Maranya

Kenya Country Director, Digital Opportunity Trust
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Temitope Ogundipe

Chief Operating Officer, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
Tope Ogundipe currently serves as Paradigm Initiative Nigeria’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing its 5 offices across in Lagos, Aba, Kano and Abuja Nigeria. She supports the development and implementation of strategy for PIN’s growth, design and implementation of programs. In 2015, She completed a country report for the World Wide Web Foundation based on the results of a household face-to-face survey conducted in urban poor... Read More →
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Melissa Romaine

Advocacy Network Manager, Mozilla
Melissa Romaine is an education specialist working to support leadership development and strengthen networks at the intersection of technology, policy, and learning. As Network Manager for Mozilla’s Advocacy Team, she connects professionals working to protect the free and open internet. Previously, she championed Web literacy and digital making with schools, teachers unions, and community organizations around the world. Melissa has her... Read More →
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Rachel Sibande

Rachel Sibande, M-Hub Malawi
Rachel Sibande is CEO and Founder of mHub; Malawi's first technology hub. The hub is a social enterprise that nurtures young people with skills in technology and entrepreneurship. Rachel was listed by Forbes as one of the 30 most Promising young entrepreneurs in Africa in 2016. She is a Google Award recipient. A Next Einstein Forum Ambassador and an Alumna of President Obama's Young African Leaders initiative. She is a PhD candidate in computer... Read More →
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Genevieve Simiyu

Country Manager, Chalkboard Education
Genevieve Simiyu is an African citizen keen on developing Africa through social impact. She has 5 years experience working on projects related to health, education, entrepreneurship and environmental issues in East and West Africa. Currently, she is the Country Manager (Ghana) of Chalkboard Education, an e-learning application that makes content accessible to anyone, everywhere, on any device and without an internet connection. Prior to joining... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2016 12:15 - 13:15
TBA

13:45

CLOSING LUNCHEON
Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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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 →
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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
TBA