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Tuesday, October 9 • 14:00 - 15:45
Parallel Workshop 1: Introduction to Community Networks (FR/EN)

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The Community Networks (CN) workshop aims to introduce women and girls to the foundation concepts of community networks and provide basics of how to apply these concepts for starting and managing women-led community networks. The workshop will also help raise awareness of the potential of community networks to close the digital (gender) divide. It will provide a space for women government leaders and policy makers to think of ways they can help in advocating for gender responsive policies that support women who are championing community networks in Africa.
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L'atelier Réseaux communautaires (CN) a pour objectif d'initier les femmes et les filles aux concepts de base des réseaux communautaires et de leur expliquer comment appliquer ces concepts au lancement et à la gestion de réseaux communautaires dirigés par des femmes. L'atelier contribuera également à sensibiliser le public au potentiel des réseaux communautaires pour réduire la fracture numérique (genre). Il fournira un espace aux femmes chefs de gouvernement et aux décideurs politiques pour qu'elles réfléchissent à des moyens d'aider à plaider en faveur de politiques tenant compte de la problématique hommes-femmes qui soutiennent les femmes défendant les réseaux communautaires en Afrique.


Speakers
avatar for Prof Nicola Bidwell

Prof Nicola Bidwell

Gender and Social Impact Facilitator, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Professor Nicola Bidwell is Gender and Social Impact Facilitator for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Local Access Project, and Professor at Namibia’s International University of Management. Her role with APC builds on her community-based research in rural Africa... Read More →
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Riba Isabelle

Mesh Bukavu
Responsible for gender and women’s introduction to new technologies. BUHORO Kazinguvu Isabelle RIBA, a member of Mesh Bukavu in the east of Congo, in South Kivu. I have a degree in Management Marketing and other certificates in the new technology. In Mesh Bukavu I’m the responsible... Read More →
avatar for Josephine Miliza

Josephine Miliza

Project Manager, TunapandaNET
Josephine Miliza is a network engineer passionate about promoting access and digital inclusion for all. She is currently the project manager for TunapandaNET, a community network that focuses on empowering local communities to collaboratively create sustainable connectivity models... Read More →
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Sol Luca de Tena

Independent consultant, Zenzeleni networks
Sol Luca de Tena, is an independent consultant, project and programme manager working in the field of Sustainability and Innovation. She has managed units and projects at regional, national and international level. First in the Education sector and later within Renewable Energy and... Read More →



Tuesday October 9, 2018 14:00 - 15:45
Omanye III

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