Over 200 of Africa’s leading technology innovators are scheduled to gather September 13-14 in Accra, Ghana at the Labadi Beach Hotel for the inaugural Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology.
The two-day event will feature lightning talks from young African female technologists, as well as high-level discussions with many of Africa’s most prominent ICT policymakers and technology leaders today, including:
Dr. Omobola Johnson, former Nigerian Minister of Communication Technology Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne Angelique Weeks, Chairperson of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority Anne Githuku Shongwe, Founder and CEO of Afroes Interactive Learning Nnenna Nwakanma of the World Wide Web Foundation
Sessions will highlight the need for gender-responsive ICT policy in Africa, and will aim to design the solutions needed to enable millions of African women and girls to benefit from greater access to technology, and to use their skills to build a better Africa for all.
The 2016 Summit will also feature the launch of a new framework from the Web Foundation to audit the digital gender gap, along with 10 country-specific assessments that analyse the policy efforts and progress made across these countries toward reducing barriers to women’s online access and use.
The Inaugural Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology is a collaboration between the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), The World Wide Web Foundation, The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE),The African Development Bank, and UN Women.