#Event: The Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology 2016

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The Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology takes place September 13- 14, 2016 in Accra, Ghana. The summit is the result of collaboration between UN Women, the Alliance for Affordable Internet, the World Wide Web Foundation, the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT and African Development Bank.

It is a critical forum focused on how technology policies can further the rights and interest of African Women and girls. The summit aims to bridge the digital gender gap as a step towards the vision of a thriving Africa. Part of the aims of the forum is also to connect women’s rights advocates and policy makers with internet rights advocates, broadband policy leaders, and leading and aspiring women technologists and innovators in Africa. The summit will focus on Affordable broadband, women’s rights online, access to information and creation of relevant local content.

Participants will debate solutions and contribute to ongoing policy processes in Africa on broadband internet access, sustainable development and women’s empowerment. The summit is expected to attract about 250 participants throughout Africa. These participants are expected to include policymakers, technologists, ICTD practitioners, public, academia and private sectors, young leaders and students.

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