Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology 2016

Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology 2016

Deadline: August 22, 2016

Registration is ongoing for the 2016 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology. The digital gender divide remains an unacceptable barrier to achieving the vision of a thriving Africa that benefits all her people. This summit seeks to find solutions to bridge the gap. The forum will explore how technology policy can further the rights and interests of women and girls in Africa so that millions of African women and girls can benefit from access to technology and use their skills to build a better Africa for all.

The 2016 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology is a collaboration between the 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.

Cost

  • A limited number of travel scholarships are available to support the participation of women and girls based outside of Accra, Ghana.

Eigibility

Open to participants  primarily based in Africa and committed to creating opportunities for women and girls, and have demonstrated interest or experience in at least one of the focus areas:

  • Affordable broadband
  • Women’s rights online
  • Digital education and skills
  • Digital entrepreneurship

Application Process

Register here and answer the additional questions on travel request.

For your convenience, the questions are copied below. We recommend you prepare your responses in advance so you can easily paste into the registration form. Please keep your responses brief, ideally less than 75 words each.

  • Do you need support for accommodations, travel to Accra, or both?
  • What unique experience, expertise, or perspective would you bring to the summit?
  • What do you aim to accomplish through your participation?
  • How do you plan to share your summit experience with your home community?
  • Where else have you applied for travel support?

For more information, visit Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology.

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