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Tuesday, October 9 • 11:45 - 12:40
Panel discussion: Policy Engagement — the what, why and how

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What is policy anyway? Why does it matter? How are entrepreneurs, digital and gender rights groups, and even individuals engaging in policy dialogues? How can civil society organisations and entrepreneurs collaborate on reforming ICT policies in their respective countries? What are some of the strategies that show promise? What does success look like?
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Quelle est la politique de toute façon? En quoi est-ce important? Comment les entrepreneurs, les groupes de défense des droits numériques et de genre et même les individus s'engagent-ils dans des dialogues politiques? Comment les organisations de la société civile et les entrepreneurs peuvent-ils collaborer pour réformer les politiques des TIC dans leurs pays respectifs? Quelles sont certaines des stratégies prometteuses? À quoi ressemble le succès?

Moderators
avatar for Nanjira Sambuli

Nanjira Sambuli

Senior Policy Manager and HLP on Digital Cooperation, World Wide Web Foundation

Speakers
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Estelle Akofio-Sowah

West Africa Manager, CSquared
Estelle Akofio-Sowah is the West Africa Manager of CSquared. She has over 15 years of experience in the internet and business development industry in Ghana, including being the Managing Director of BusyInternet, Africa’s hugely successful internet startup and being the Country Lead... Read More →
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Neku Atawodi-Edun

Director, Investor Relations, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa
Neku Atawodi-Edun is Director, Investor Relations for the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa, a not-for-profit that invests in and trains African Entrepreneurs, with an aim to create Africa's next Tech entrepreneurs and provide jobs for the continent. Neku... Read More →
avatar for Grace Githaiga

Grace Githaiga

Director, Kenya, Kictanet
Grace Githaiga is the Co-Convenor of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet), a multi-stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation (www.kictanet.or.ke). She has recently joined the Ushahidi board and also sit on advisory committees of several ICT related organisations. Her areas of interests are in ICT policy research and analysis... Read More →
avatar for Bitilokho Ndiaye

Bitilokho Ndiaye

Directeur de la Communication et de Conseillère Technique, Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Senegal
Mme Bitilokho NDIAYE est sociologue avec 13 ans d’expérience professionnelle dans la fonction publique. Mme Ndiaye a occupé successivement, le poste de Directeur de la Communication et de Conseillère Technique en genre au Ministère de la Communication, des Télécommunications... Read More →
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Tadzoka Pswarayi

Founder, Impact Hub Harare
Tadzoka Pswarayi is a social and tech entrepreneur. She has worked and lived in three continents and has co-founded multiple organisations in Zimbabwe including Impact Hub Harare, Scripta Manent, Dwala Developers and Masamba Kombucha. Tadzoka works as an independent International... Read More →
avatar for Berhan Taye

Berhan Taye

Campaigner, #KeepItOn Lead, Access Now
Berhan Taye leads Access Now’s #KeepItOn campaign, a global campaign to stop internet shutdowns and censorship with a coalition of more than 150 member organizations from across the world. Before joining Access Now, she was a researcher for the Technology for Social Justice Field... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:45 - 12:40
Omanye I & II

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