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Join us at the Internet Freedom Forum

Web Foundation · April 23, 2018

This week we’ll be at IFF in Abuja, Nigeria to discuss some of the most pressing digital rights issues facing the world.

With a focus on how digital trends are impacting people in Africa, IFF brings together activists, technology leaders, policymakers, academics and others to discuss challenges and identify opportunities to shape internet technologies in a way that empowers people.

Both Nnenna Nwakanma (@nnenna), our Senior Policy Manager, and Ana Brandusescu (@anabmap), our Research and Policy Officer, will be there. So, if you’re going to IFF, please come and say hello!

Where we’ll be

Wednesday 25

12.00 – 13.30 | The Universal Service Provision Fund Review: Internet Infrastructure
Nnenna will join Chukwuyere Izuogu, A4AI’s Champion on Telecoms Infrastructure, Open Access and Spectrum, to discuss our latest research on unused Universal Service Funds.

14:30 – 16.00 | Bridging Gender Knowledge Gap in Wikipedia
Nnenna will moderate a discussion organised by the Wikimedia Foundation about how we can close the Wikipedia gender gap, creating more content for women and ensuring best practices for dealing with harassment.

Thursday 26

12.00 – 13.30 | Gender, Open Data and AI: Intersecting for Digital Equality
Join the Web Foundation for a discussion about how open data and artificial intelligence (AI) can be used (or misused) in the framework of Digital Opportunities and Digital Equality.

Friday 27

11.00 – 12.00 | Expanding Horizons – Girls in ICT Day, 2018
Following IFF, on Girls in ICT Day, AboCoders is hosting an event to give attendees info and skills they need for a career in tech. Nnenna, Ana and others will kick-off the event with a fireside chat.
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Hosted by our partner, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, IFF runs from 24-26 April. Visit the IFF website to see the full schedule, and follow #IFF2018 on Twitter for updates.

For live updates from IFF follow Ana on Twitter at @anabmap & Nnenna at @nnenna.

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