2016 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology – Accra,Ghana (Scholarships Available)

The digital gender divide remains an unacceptable barrier to achieving the vision of a thriving Africa that benefits all her people. Join us in Accra on September 13-14 for the inaugural Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology to help find solutions to bridge this gap.

Web Foundation are jointly organising the Summit with the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), in collaboration with UN Women, the Ghana­-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT (AITI­-KACE), and the African Development Bank.  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.

It is an opportunity to join technologists, women’s rights activists, and policy experts to discuss key issues such as access to affordable broadband, women’s rights online, digital education and skills, and digital entrepreneurship.

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Travel Assistance

Limited travel scholarships will be awarded through a competitive process to support participation by women and girls based outside of Accra, Ghana. Other participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

If you require travel support, please register and answer the additional questions on travel request. We encourage you to submit as soon as possible.

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?

Register now—and use #TechWomenAfrica to tell us how you are making digital inclusion possible for African women and girls.

Register Now for the 2016 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology

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