Join Our Webinar on Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality to Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Self Help Africa will be hosting a webinar titled ‘Innovation and Technology for Gender Equity’ in celebration of International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March at 10am GMT.

Join us for this special one hour event and hear from women across Africa on the approaches to integrating more women into technology and improving access to digital tools for women in Africa and other parts of the world.

Gender inequality persists today, all over the world and in all aspects of life. And  access to technology and digital skills is no exception, with women not receiving the same opportunities due to this digital gender divide.

Join us on Zoom and hear from women who can speak with authority about the challenges, and the action that women can and are taking to empower and advance themselves within innovation and technology.

Our Speakers include:

  • Wangiwe Kambuzi (Malawi)

Wangiwe Kambuzi is the founder/managing Director at Mzuzu E-Hub in Malawi, an entrepreneurship, innovation and technology hub that was created in 2017. She is a communications practitioner and business development professional. Through her passion towards youth and community development, she founded Mzuzu E-Hub. She was recognized as one of 2019s Meaningful Business 100 for successfully combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN SDGs, SASA/Global Startup Awards 2019 Female Role Model of the year Malawi and 2018 Community Builder awardee.

Wangiwe supported the 2019 Youth Decide Malawi Campaign as a Youth Manifesto Champion and was one of Malawi’s youth delegates at the 2019 Model African Union and the World Youth Forum. She is an African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) Cohort 3 alumni and Segal Family Foundation 2021/22 African Visionary Fellow. 

  • Amy Kebe (Senegal)

Amy Kebe is a social entrepreneur and life coach. For the past seven years she has been the manager of Jokalante, a social enterprise dedicated to improving the lives of African farmers, in Senegal.

At Jokalante, Amy leads a team of 10 in developing and implementing innovative solutions to support rural communities and create more sustainable lives for small-scale farmers. Today, Jokalante reaches  over one million farmers and communicates in five languages. They also support at least a hundred non-profit organizations in their projects and community engagement efforts in addition to helping over 40 businesses to double their revenues. 

Amy believes in the potential for incorporating technology into small-scale farming practices and businesses.  

  • Obor Minto (Kenya)

Obor Minto is a Project Management professional with over twelve years of experience managing projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. With a great depth of Project Management Technical Skills, Great Leadership Skills and the ability to Integrate these (Process, People & Business Environment domains and different Knowledge Areas) to achieve Strategic Business Goals.

Obor’s passion lies in bridging the digital divide so that young and old, women and men, rural and urban
populations, persons with and without disabilities, etc., can equally benefit from the Internet with a strong bias towards achieving MSME’s Digital Transformation. Her current focus is on digitally enabling MSMEs to achieve the Twin/Green transition to decarbonise their processes and achieve a more circular development model.

  • Cherryl Chelule (Kenya)

Cherrl Chelule is the Operations Manager at TruTrade – a social enterprise providing smallholder farmers in Kenya and Uganda with a reliable route to market through a mobile trading platform.