Piercing Conversations, Parallel Workshops, How #TechWomenAfrica 2018 Day Two Went Down

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Here's What Went Down on Day Two of #TechWomenAfrica 2018

It’s the final day of the Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology, (#TechWomenAfrica) holding in Accra, Ghana. The event serves as a forum for women to share their experiences and discuss novel ways they can play stronger roles in the tech world. The three day event kicked off on Tuesday and has seen plenty of interesting discussions so far.

Like Day One, Day Two of the event sparked some very fiery discussions about the challenges women go through in the tech world.

It kicked off with a session on the roles of tech hubs and startup funding for women tech entrepreneurs. This was an exclusive discussion hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB). But attendance to the session was strictly by invitation, so we can’t say much about it.

It is interesting to note however, that the AfDB already has several programmes geared towards youth and particularly female empowerment. A few months ago, it announced it would partner with tech hubs across Africa that are sponsoring young African innovators.

The main panel for day two of #TechWomenAfrica led a hot discussion on “Women and the Web.” The discussion was geared towards understanding both the desires and challenges that exist as women look to take advantage of the Internet. The panelists also discussed general issues women faced online and how they impact on them. It was indeed a pretty lively session.

But it wasn’t all talk though as day two saw participants divided into three groups for three parallel workshops. These include: community networks, Wikipedia edit-a-thon, and the enhancing digital security workshop. The workshops hold each day, thus allowing participants to learn all and network too.

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Thursday marks the third and final day of the #TechWomenAfrica Summit. Although the sessions have been scheduled to be lighter than on previous days, we nonetheless look forward to another explosive day as African women meet to talk more tech.


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