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The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 750 individuals from 76 countries and 320 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Tuesday, May 17 • 16:45 - 17:30
African Women and Technology LIMITED

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It is widely agreed that ICTs have the potential to improve women's lives globally. However, the discussion often revolves around interventions that increase access to and use of ICTs. This session digs deeper and places emphasis on making human development the starting point of interventions. Through practical examples of their work, ICT4D practitioners on the frontline of African women in technology initiatives will share
i) Context specific, regional and global challenges for women and technology
ii) Failures and successes in realising progressive social change through their initiatives
iii) How ICTs can contribute to transformational and structural changes in gender equality for and by women
iv) Next collaborative steps - linking local, regional and global efforts

Speakers
avatar for Chisenga Muyoya

Chisenga Muyoya

Co-Founder, Asikana Network
Chisenga is a proactive leader with a deep passion for social change and has over 5 years of experience in the ICT sector. Chisenga co-founded Asikana Network, a social enterprise that increases the participation of women and girls in technology. Asikana Network holds free training sessions in marketable skills like mobile apps and web development and video editing using innovative and experimental teaching methods. In a country where... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 16:45 - 17:30
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