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Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology


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On September 13 + 14, 2016, nearly 170 digital equality advocates from across Africa and the world gathered in Accra for the inaugural Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology. For two days, this amazing group of women and men came together to share their experiences, insights, and ideas for developing a strong digital future in Africa that is powered by and empowering for African women. We explored how technology policy can further the rights and interests of women in Africa, and how these policies can work to close the growing gender digital divide. Now it’s time to turn these conversations into action. Stay tuned for a concrete action plan, developed from discussions at the Summit.


  Check out photos from the event


Watch a short video of Summit highlights


Read more about why we need digital equality to deliver the SDGs


Learn about what 10 countries around the world are doing (or aren’t doing) to close the digital gender gap in our Women’s Rights Online Digital Gender Gap Audit


Read reflections, takeaways & commitments from some #TechWomenAfrica participants


Stay connected online using #TechWomenAfrica


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, the Ghana­-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT (AITI­-KACE), the African Development Bank, and UN Women.

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