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2018 Africa Summit for Women and Girls in Tech

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Over 250 of Africa’s leading technology innovators will gather October 9-11 in Accra, Ghana for the second Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology. The Summit — which comes at a crucial point in time when the world is set to reach 50% connectivity — aims 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.

Bridging the digital gender gap is a critical step toward the vision of a thriving Africa — yet research has shown that women in some communities are up to 50% less likely than men to be online. In Africa, where nearly 75% of the population remains offline, this problem is particularly acute.

The 2018 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology is a collaboration between the World Wide Web Foundation, Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), Ghana Ministry of Communications, African Development Bank, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, Internet Society, Facebook, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany), Google, Swedish International Development Agency and UN Women.

Internet Society’s Activities

Tuesday 9 October 2018 – 14:00 (local time), Wednesday 10 October 2018 – 14:45 (local time)

The Internet Society is supporting a workshop on Community Networks with APC, A4AI, Tunapanda and Zenzeleni. The workshop aims to introduce women and girls to the foundation concepts of community networks and provide basics of how to apply these concepts for starting and managing women-led community networks.

Learn more about Community Networks

Lightning talk: Wednesday 11 October 2018 – 14:00 (local time)
Roundtable: Thursday 12 October 2018 – 9:45 (local time)

The Internet Society is participating in a lightning talk to present its work on gender. We are running a roundtable during the session “Institutional Support for Women in Tech”.

Maud Adjele Ahong-Eloit from the Internet Society Ghana Chapter will be talking about the Special Interest Group for Women and EQUALS Global Partnership.

 

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Time

Tuesday 09 October 2018 –

Friday 12 October 2018

Location

Labadi Beach Hotel

La Rd

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