On September 13 + 14, 2016, nearly 170 digital equality advocates from across Africa and the world gathered in Accra for the inaugural Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology. For two days, this amazing group of women and men came together to share their experiences, insights, and ideas for developing a strong digital future in Africa that is powered by and empowering for African women. We explored how technology policy can further the rights and interests of women in Africa, and how these policies can work to close the growing gender digital divide. Now it’s time to turn these conversations into action.


Accra Summit Action Plan

Check out photos from the event

Watch a short video of Summit highlights

Read more about why we need digital equality to deliver the SDGs

Learn about what 10 countries around the world are doing (or aren’t doing) to close the digital gender gap in our Women’s Rights Online Digital Gender Gap Audit

Read reflections, takeaways & commitments from some #TechWomenAfrica participants

The 2016 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology was a collaboration between the World Wide Web Foundation, the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), the Ghana­-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT (AITI­-KACE), the African Development Bank, and UN Women.