Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology ( September 13-14, 2016) – Accra, Ghana.

Terry Shiundu
Posted June 14, 2016 from Kenya

This Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology is a collaboration between UN Women, the Alliance for Affordable Internet, the World Wide Web Foundation, the Ghana­-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT, and the African Development Bank. Bridging the digital gender gap is a critical step toward the vision of a thriving Africa—yet women are up to 50% less likely than men to be online. Join us to design solutions that will enable millions of African women and girls to benefit from access to technology—and use their skills to build a better Africa for all.

This summit is a critical forum focused on how technology policy can further the rights and interests of African women and girls. We aim to connect women's rights advocates and policymakers with Internet rights advocates, broadband policy leaders, and leading and aspiring women technologists and innovators in Africa.Participants will debate solutions and contribute to ongoing policy processes in the continent on broadband Internet access, sustainable development, and women’s empowerment. Focus areas: -Affordablebroadband -Women's rights online -Access to information -Creation of relevant local content

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WEP-GHANA
Jul 19, 2016
Jul 19, 2016

thanks for this useful information. Can I know as to what is the process of participation in the upcoming event in accra as we run a women's Empowerment Project in Cape Coast for which we have found this upcoming event useful in line with ours here.

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