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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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Nanjira Sambuli

World Wide Web Foundation
Digital Equality Advocacy Manager
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 Women’s Rights Online work. She was previously the Research Lead at iHub, Nairobi, where she provided strategic guidance for growth of technology research in the East Africa region and supportedthe team to surface information useful for the emerging technology ecosystem in Africa.  

With iHub Research, Nanjira developed a framework for assessing the Viability, Verification, and Validity of Crowdsourcing, an online dangerous speech monitoring project, Umati, currently running in Kenya, Nigeria and South Sudan, and a publication on ICT and Governance (Civic Tech Landscape) in East Africa. Nanjira is also the editor of Innovative Africa: The new face of Africa, a series of essays on the emerging African technology landscape. She is an avid writer and commentator on technology and society, writing a column for the Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya and occasionally for international press, as well as publishing papers on a range of issues, from Social Media and Journalism in Kenya, to Cybersecurity and Net Neutrality considerations for the African ICT Policy space.