African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology

A discussion panel at the summit

The African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology is an international summit organized by the World Wide Web Foundation and the Alliance for Affordable internet in collaboration with other international organizations and ministries. It is a gathering of digital equality advocates who are mostly women and the main focus of discussion is bridging the digital gender gap.[1]

Agenda

The summit focuses on exploring how technology policies could further the rights and interest of women in Africa and how these policies could work to help bridge the digital gender gap.[2][3]

Topics

  • Affordable Broadband
  • Women’s rights online
  • Digital education and skills
  • Digital Entrepreneurship

2016 - First African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology

The First Edition of the African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology was held on the 13 to the 14 of September 2016 in Accra, with about 150 digital equality advocates in attendance. It was a collaboration between Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), the World Wide Web Foundation, UN Women, the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE), and the African Development Bank.[4][5][6]

2018 - Second African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology

The second edition of the summit was held from the 9th – 11th of October 2018 in Accra with over 250 participants in attendance.[7] The 2018 summit is a collaboration between the World Wide Web Foundation, Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), African Development Bank, Internet Society, Ministry of Communications, Ghana, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, UN Women, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Germany, Google, Facebook and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.[8][9] [10][11]The three day summit includes lightning talks, panel discussions and workshops.[12][13][14]

Participants

The 2018 edition of the summit was attended by the following dignitaries.[15]



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Country Title Name
 Ghana Deputy Minister of Communications Vincent Sowah Odotei
 Nigeria Former Minister of Communication Technology in Nigeria Omobola Johnson
 Senegal Gender Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Communication, Telecommunications, Posts and Digital Economy Bitilokho N’diaye

Reference

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  5. ^ "Se connecter". World Pulse (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  6. ^ "Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology". AWP Network. 2016-06-06. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  7. ^ "Bususiness Ghana - News General". www.businessghana.com. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  8. ^ "Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology | Alliance for Affordable Internet". a4ai.org. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  9. ^ "Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology". World Wide Web Foundation. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  10. ^ "WEBCAST TUE-THU: 2nd Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology #TechWomenAfrica @ISOC_Africa @A4AI @webfoundation - ISOC LIVE NOTICEBOARD". ISOC LIVE NOTICEBOARD. 2018-10-09. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  11. ^ "African Summit for Women and Girls in Technology Opens in Accra | Ministry of Communications". www.moc.gov.gh. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  12. ^ "Ghana News, News in Ghana, latest in ghana, Business in Ghana, Entertainment in Ghana, Top Stories in Ghana, Headlines in Ghana, Politics in Ghana, Elections in Ghana, Sports in Ghana, Tourism in Ghana, Health Lifestyle, Radio in Ghana, GhanaWeb, Celebrations and Advertising HomePage - MyJoyOnline.com". Ghana-News - MyJoyOnline.com. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  13. ^ "Second Africa Summit on Women, Girls in Tech opens in Accra - Ghanaian Times". www.ghanaiantimes.com.gh. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  14. ^ "2018 Africa Summit for Women and Girls in Tech | Internet Society". Internet Society. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  15. ^ "Ghana: African Development Bank, technology stakeholders seek to bridge Africa's digital gender gap". African Development Bank. Retrieved 2018-10-13.

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