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Friday, March 2 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Bridging The Gender Digital Divide: Yali Leading The Way

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Developing countries around the world experience a gender divide in which an average of 25% fewer women than men have access to the internet, and this percentage surpasses 40% in sub-Saharan Africa (Women in the Web, Intel Corporation). In addition to this, the African continent has the lowest proportion of individuals using the internet in terms of total population and people aged 15-24, only 21.8% and 40.3% respectively (ICT Facts and Figures 2017, Intl. Telecommunication Union) . The Mandela Washington Fellowship and YALI are working to change this.

Come learn about the deeper causes of the Gender Digital Divide, complex ways it limits Africa’s economic and human potential and and what you can do to help. This session is powered by the passion and success of Mandela Fellows from across the continent and was coordinated by the Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni Association (Nigeria Chapter) and IREX.

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Kelechi Mbah

Business Strategy Lead, SERVICE DESK LTD
PROFILEKelechi Mbah is a Business Development Strategist with over a decade of working experience in the Telecoms, Media, Consulting and Technology industry.She has a background degree in Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in Clinical Chemistry and a post graduate diploma in... Read More →
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Patricia Ngoy

Patricia Ngoy is an IT specialist from the DRC.International speaker andpassionate mentor for young girls dreaming to pave their way in ICT,she is commited to bridging the digital gender gap in technology.Patricia founded Piccolo Africa, a platform that gives young women technology-based... Read More →
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Nkechi Okwuone

She is the Country Lead for Code for Nigeria, a local chapter of Code for Africa - the continent’s largest independent Open Data, Civic Media and Civic Technology Initiative. A former employee of Microsoft Nigeria with the Philanthropies team. She also served as the Head, Open Data... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am WAT
Experience Stage