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Asikana Network (Zambia)
◦ Seeks to empower women and girls
through technology
◦ Provides support for women in tech
◦ Capa...
History of Pan-African Network of Women in Tech
◦ First suggested one year ago by Women in Tech
organisations across Afric...
Benefits of Pan African Network of Women in Tech
◦ To share experiences and opportunities across Africa
◦ Learning from pe...
Development of the idea so far
◦ Asikana Network created a CrowdMap (built on Ushahidi
platform) for Women in Tech Organis...
Outcomes of this online event
◦ Introduction the PanWIT
◦ Visibility of women in tech organisations across Africa
◦ Sugges...
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Asikana Pan African Network of Women in Tech

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Asikana Pan African Network of Women in Tech

  1. 1. Asikana Network (Zambia) ◦ Seeks to empower women and girls through technology ◦ Provides support for women in tech ◦ Capacity building ◦ Networking platform ◦ Mentorship & making positive role models visible ◦ Connecting girls with opportunities ◦ Early exposure ~ Grade 8 pupils in 21 schools ◦ Seeing lives transformed ◦ Facebook: www.facebook.com/AsikanaNetwork ◦ Twitter: @AsikanaNetwork
  2. 2. History of Pan-African Network of Women in Tech ◦ First suggested one year ago by Women in Tech organisations across Africa – Asikana Network, AkiraChix, WITU, W.Tech, KINU ◦ To share experiences and opportunities across Africa ◦ Display the wealth of African women and their expertise ◦ “Women are untapped investments that yield tremendous returns for entire communities”
  3. 3. Benefits of Pan African Network of Women in Tech ◦ To share experiences and opportunities across Africa ◦ Learning from people in different environments ◦ Establishing a network of like minded people ◦ Formalised collaboration ◦ Asikana Network has benefited from close collaboration with AkiraChix and WITU ◦ AkiraChix Girls In ICT Day online hangout
  4. 4. Development of the idea so far ◦ Asikana Network created a CrowdMap (built on Ushahidi platform) for Women in Tech Organisations ◦ Now has over 48 mappings ◦ https://womentechafrica.crowdmap.com/main ◦ Collaborators have since come up with a concept note and have begun looking for funding
  5. 5. Outcomes of this online event ◦ Introduction the PanWIT ◦ Visibility of women in tech organisations across Africa ◦ Suggestions from audience ◦ Establish next practical steps

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