Three A4AI members — Intel, USAID and World Pulse — have joined NetHope, UN Women and Women in Technology in Nigeria (a member of the A4AI-Nigeria Coalition) to form a new public-private partnership that aims to address the Internet gender gap by bringing more than 600,000 young women online in Nigeria and Kenya in the next three years.
The Women and the Web Alliance will take advantage of its partners’ networks and resources to increase girls and women’s access to and use of the Internet through digital literacy training, relevant content, policy work, and online social networks.
The Alliance was announced at the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit event, Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa, hosted by the White House, the George W. Bush Institute, and the US Department of State on August 6. The event convened African First Spouses from more than 35 countries; non-governmental organization and non-profit leaders; private sector partners; faith-based and grassroots organizations; and other leading experts.
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