2016 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology


This Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology is a collaboration between UN Women, the Alliance for Affordable Internet, the World Wide Web Foundation, the Ghana­-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT, and the African Development Bank.

Bridging the digital gender gap is a critical step toward the vision of a thriving Africa—yet women are up to 50% less likely than men to be online. Join us to design solutions that will enable millions of African women and girls to benefit from access to technology—and use their skills to build a better Africa for all.

This summit is a critical forum focused on how technology policy can further the rights and interests of African women and girls.

We aim to connect women's rights advocates and policymakers with Internet rights advocates, broadband policy leaders, and leading and aspiring women technologists and innovators in Africa. Participants will debate solutions and contribute to ongoing policy processes in the continent on broadband Internet access, sustainable development, and women’s empowerment.

Focus areas:

- Affordable broadband
- Women's rights online
- Access to information
- Creation of relevant local content


Please register your interest to receive an invitation and learn about opportunities to showcase your own work. 

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  • Manuel Abraham
    I appreciate Africa for giving much importance in women education. Such initiatives are the model for other countries. The focusing areas are very impressive. I wish all the best for the team and do well. louvre virtual tour
  • hellen jos
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  • Hellen Rose
    Nowadays there are a lot of good opportunities for women. All they have to do is to find the good one which suits them. Hope this blog will be useful to all to become aware about these opportunities. Thank you. thetripleplay.net
  • jiya joseph
    There are different opportunities for the women in various fields such as in technology. I request all women to develop your skills and make yourself comfortable in the fields that are confident. Try to participate in various social events too. more helpful hints
  • Priscilla Muzerengwa
    Great I am interested. How do we apply to attend
  • Grace Adong
    I am passionate about sensitizing females of the internet service. Pleased to be a part of you.
  • Mirriam Namwau
    This is important and i am definitely interested.
  • ASSEM A HAMIED MOHAMED Moussa
    I bring you warm greetings from the smile of Africa... Let me first introduce myself :- My name is Assem Abdel Hamied Mousa,Iam the president of ASDF (association of Scientist ,developer, faculties)in Africa,E commerce tech manager,Egyptair,Egypt , MEMBER OF ASDF Governing Council, and winner of Best industrial researcher by Asdf in dec 2014 as 1st one not only from Egypt but also from Arab and Africa countries ,and titled as e commerce global expert 2014-2016 by intercontinental who’s who and member of international and intercontinental who’s who 2014-2016 ,I am also international journals editor and international conferences program, Chief Guest Honor ,Key note speakers and reviewers, published papers and Book Author In clout of things Technology. As the internet changes our life, cloud of Everything will change our life again This new technology clout Emerging the following technology(Iot-cloud-5G-Nano tech-Hci-Context awareness-natural interaction) that change the concept from love things and use people to love people and use things •we all specially developing countries and LDG/Africa must catch the cloud of everything tech (thing-people-process-data)train to address the 17 SDG Goals and 169 Goals but if any one miss it will no hope at all . The 17 SDG Goals and 169 Goals but if any one misses it will no hope at all The most important necessity for IoT — connectivity — will become so ubiquitous and widespread that by 2025 the number of IoT devices installed, connected, and autonomously managed will reach 100 billion. Clout overarching objective is to provide enhanced solutions for smarter cities by using cloud computing to overcome some of the current challenges and limitations of the Internet of Things Cloud of Things could be key to IT’s response to climate change. Cot tech will help a lot in global warming, disaster recovery, hurricanes or earthquakes, the current drought in all other agriculture businesses without enough water to sustain their crops. The cloud of Things promises to have widespread ramifications. In aviation, its effects could include reducing travel time and increasing safety and passenger comfort. In an industry as driven by technology as the aviation industry, it’s hardly surprising that every element of an aircraft’s performance is being monitored for the potential to make adjustments which could save millions on fuel bills and, more importantly, save lives by improving safety. The threat of global terror has made war a perpetual constant in our world today. As enemies become more difficult to identify, nations are trading in their illicit military strategy for more covert security and defense operations. In recent years, defense organizations have turned to technology like cloud of everything’s tech as an alternative for sending troops in harm’s way. The practical uses for drones extend far beyond warzones. These suppliers are turning their eyes to the commercial sector The knowledge that we got from cot tech could change the life of a patient, or change the world, Everything Changes with the Internet of Everything tech. •The cloud of every things technology, helping elderly and handicapped people and holds the promise of fixing the millennium-old human problems of poverty, disease, violence, and poor leadership in Africa and the entire world We have to alter Africa from ICT customer to ICT maker and producer. At a time when all the world are worried about the fast spreading Zika virus, it is figured out that a wearable device could be an effective tool for preventing it, "You can compute the genome of a human being in less than seven days," "One day we will have the genome sequence of all our patients and we are then in the position to compare [that] data on a regular base with reference data." This allows clinicians to easily identify defects in the genome and can also be used to compute the chance that someone will get a type of cancer, Wearing Tech are being used For Parkinson’s Disease Study . A true success comes when you help others be successful leaders create leader not followers. s. It is estimated that approximately 50 billion things will be connected to each other through the communication network by 2020. A massive set of data will be created Or by 2030 for Africa…it will be good for 10 years difference so we can fix all Africa and developing countries problems in 2030 for developed countries And LDG in 2020 and Later. The COT tech will create new services based on real-time physical world data and will transform businesses, industries, and the daily life of people. Smart cities (connected communities), smart planet (green environment), smart building (building, smart homes), smart industry (industrial environment), smart energy (electric grid), smart transport (intelligent transport system), smart living (entertainment, leisure), smart health (health care system) are examples of the Internet of things. A true success comes when you help others be successful and this true success comes in case of universal adoption of cloud of things in Africa and the entire world. Building a better connected world, in technological, Industrial, business, life style Revolution, Our Better Connected World is a smart world; Smart connectivity between people, between people and things, and between things and other things, is propelling our world on a new journey. Modern Education will be improved in the Light of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things The economy of all countries and all the world is transforming into a digital economy whether they like it or not. The rapid proliferation of cloud computing, Big Data and analytics, and mobility combined with many significant technology changes have created an ICT environment that has enabled the Internet of Things (IoT) to rise and become one of the key disruptive forces in our economic lifetimes The Global Connectivity Index GCI index has a strong correlation with GDP. Countries with higher GCI scores have higher GDP per Capita. Construction of ICT infrastructure is critical for a country’s competitiveness. A 20% increase in ICT investment will grow GDP of a country by 1%. Technology advances are mostly seen as a step back for workers. But, it will supposedly create new job opportunity, for example, 5G phones will solve youth unemployment s. With Cot being a product of Information and Communication Technology, there will be demand for professionals with IT skills such as data scientists, user interface experts and digital-mechanical engineers “If cloud of things opportunity does not knock, build a door for it” the only impossible cloud of things journey is the one you never begin My message to all is universal adoption of cloud of everything’s Technology AND Africa to be a main point in this universal adoption... to fix Africa problems in of poverty, disease, violence, and poor leadership Concluding, we are looking forward in making the decision to “move to the cloud of things” technology and it is just a first step and then continue working together in Designing for Cloud of EVERY THINGS global implementation and preparing success strategies to help Africa and all the world for the imperative of Cot adoption to solve Africa and all the world problems. I Thank you to all • References : • Google,yahoo,all search engines,linkedin • http://www.slideshare.net/assemam/ • http://www.itu.int/en/Lists/consultation2015/Attachments/41//assem%20mousa%20bio.pdf • http://capscu.eng.cu.edu.eg/pages/phdMsctheses/COMM/COMM2000.htm • http://www.ijsrp.org/monograph/Cost-effectiveness-in-cloud-computing-author.html • http://www.amazon.com/Assem-Abdel-Hamied-Moussa/e/B01AK61HRI • http://www.ijird.com October edition 2013, sept edition 2015. • http://www.itu.int/en/Lists/consultation2015/Attachments/41/44.3103.pdf • http://www.itu.int/en/Lists/consultation2015/Attachments/41/45.3104.pdf • http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp14/ws/program/abdicmgca23.html • https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szerkeszt%C5%91:Dr._Sz%C3%A9kely_Zolt%C3%A1n/pr%C3%B3balap • http://globecom2015.ieee-globecom.org/program/industry-program/posters • https://www.itu.int/en/itu-wsis/SiteAssets/hls/statements/13/Mr_Assem_Moussa.pdf • http://www.itu.int/en/council/cwg-internet/Pages/display-june2015.aspx?ListItemID=41 • https://onedrive.live.com/?id=94B6ABA85272A3A5%21443&cid=94B6ABA85272A3A5 • http://workspace.unpan.org/sites/internet/Documents/UNPAN95233.pdf • http://workspace.unpan.org/sites/internet/Documents/UNPAN95410.pdf • http://asdf.international/assem-abdel-hamied-moussa-asdf-global-awards-2014/ • http://asdf.international/itu-wsis-2015-asdf-representation/ • http://www.ipoareview.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Statement-by-Dr.Assem-Abdel-Hamied-Mousa-President-of-the-Association-of-Scientists-Developers-and-FacultiesASDF.pdf • https://www.facebook.com/WSISprocess/posts/1021872431196668# • https://twitter.com/wsisprocess/status/603591177179418624 • https://onedrive.live.com/?id=94B6ABA85272A3A5%21443&cid=94B6ABA85272A3A5 • Available upon request
  • Jacqueline Salguero Huaman
    I am intersted..
  • Joy Eze
    Great! I am interested
  • Cindy Pearl Maphumulo
    This is AWESOME!
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