Pre- SIF regional session: AFRICA

Inequality and the digital revolution in Africa

In line with the SIF 2017 theme: Access and Power, the Africa regional workshop on May 15th will convene stakeholders to reflect on how the theme translates to their experiences in tackling digital inequality and championing for digital rights and freedoms. Framed in a series of interactive sessions drawing insights from discussants and attendees, we will address themes such as how multistakeholderism is working, locally, regionally and globally. Whose voices are heard or missing, who influences the policy positions put forth for advancing digital transformation across the continent, are all countries and regions on the continent well represented in shaping ‘Africa’s digital perspectives’?

Panelists:

Nanjira Sambuli (facilitator)- Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, Web Foundation

Onica Makwakwa (facilitator)-  Africa Regional Coordinator, A4AI

Jimni Sonuga-Oluanuiga – Deputy National Coordinator , A4AI Nigeria coalition

Ivy Hoetu – Engineering Officer,  National Communications Authority (NCA) Ghana

Jacueline Pateguana – Advisor to the Minister of Transport of Communications, Government of Mozambique

Bitilokho Ndiaye – President, Association of Women in the ICT sector, (FESTIC) in Senegal

Tope Ogundipe – Director of Programs, Paradigm Initative

Poncelet Ileleji – President of the Information Technology Association in Gambia

Fletcher Tembo – Director, Making All Voices Count

Nigel Mugamu – Journalist and founder of 263Chat

Grace Githaiga – Associate, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)

Location: Oasen