AfChix wins USAID support to help “Tweeting Chief’s” community to connect themselves to the internet

by Vymala Thuron and Mari Blumenthal The next phase of a project previously championed by Lanet-Umoja’s well-known “Tweeting Chief, the late Francis Kariuki, will soon see this rural community connecting an increasing number of paying subscribers to the internet through a network managed from within its own ranks.      As one of the winners in […]

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USAID renews support to AfChix project helping African women connect their communities to the internet

By Mari Blumenthal & Vymala Thuron   AfChix chosen as a winner of the #WomenConnectChallenge to continue a project using community networks and training  to close the digital gender divide in Africa   AfChix is enabling women in rural Kenya, Senegal, Namibia, and Morocco to take the lead in connecting their communities to the internet […]

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African women to drive digitalisation and transformation: AfChix and ISOC renew their partnership.

By Vymala Thuron   African economies are making bold moves to speed up digitalisation and transformation. We want women to play a key part in that. In a new partnership agreement, we are committing to closing the digital gender gap and helping women embrace technology to drive change.   Africa’s growing Internet economy has the […]

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The journey through Lanet Umoja community network in Nakuru Kenya

  Our proposed solution entails working with unconnected communities to build their capacities to establish and maintain community-based and owned telecommunications infrastructure. Most of African homes and businesses do not have access to fixed broadband through fiber or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). Looking at the income patterns of individuals and small-scale businesses, most get to […]

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Internet Should Be A Public Utility Service

In the year 1998, I joined the University of Nairobi as a freshman. In our computer labs, we had Internet access. At the time, no other university in Kenya provided Internet access to students. The Internet first became available in Kenya during 1993. Full Internet access was established in 1995. Interestingly, African Regional Centre for […]

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AfChix featured in the USAID Newsletter

In 2018 AfChix won a grant from USAID under the WomenConnect Challenge (WCC) to create entrepreneurial opportunities for rural women in Senegal, Morocco, Kenya, and Namibia to facilitate local Internet Services and work as network engineers. The AfChix initiative contributes to improving connectivity and building the capacities of communities to establish and maintain telecommunications infrastructure. […]

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Fatimata Seye Sylla SPEAKER OF AIS 2018 IN DAKAR

Mrs. Fatimata Seye Sylla, Engineer Specialist in ICT in education, teacher training, and education policy development Experience in project management, social mobilization, public private partnerships, and gender   Madam Fatimata Seye Sylla holds a Master of Science from the Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Technology University degree (DUT) in Computer Science […]

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Houda CHAKIRI SPEAKER OF AIS 2O18 IN DAKAR

Mrs Houda Chakiri is CEO and founder of Enhanced Technologies, a Moroccan IT company specializing in developing, integrating and deploying e-Government web solutions www.enhanced-tech.ma.   Selected among top ten finalists of Sawaed contest http://www.enhanced-tech.ma/index.php?lang=english, named among 100 best social entrepreneurs in GK3, Malaysia 2007, selected in Techwomen program 2012 funded by the US department of […]

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Awa NIANG CONFERENCIERE A AFCHIX TECH-WOMEN SUMMIT DAKAR 2018

Prof Awa NIANG est Directrice de l’Institut Supérieur d’Enseignement Professionnel (ISEP) de Richard-Toll. Professeur Titulaire en Electronique elle a dirigé le Département Génie Mécanique de l’Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique (ESP) de l’UCAD de 2011 à 2013. Elle mène ses recherches en collaboration avec différents laboratoires de recherche en France. Elle a été  chercheur contractuel du CNRS en […]

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Dorcas Muthoni SPEAKER OF AIS 2018 IN DAKAR

Ms. Dorcas Muthoni,  Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa (Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)-Barcelona) | World Economic Forum Global Council Member on Technology Values and Policy | Internet Hall of Fame Inductee | World Economic Forum Young Global Leader| Top 40 Under 40 Women 2014 in Kenya | Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology’s Change Agent […]

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AWA CABA CONFERENCIERE A AFCHIX TECH-WOMEN SUMMIT DAKAR 2018

Titulaire d’un diplôme d’ingénieur en informatique à l’Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar; Awa Caba est entrepreneur et consultante en IT appliqué à l’agro-business. Elle a complété ses études avec une formation en “Business & Entrepreneurship” à l’université de Iowa aux Etats-Unis. Awa est Cofondatrice et Directrice de Sooretul; la première plateforme digitale de promotion des […]

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Les africaines et la technologique en Afrique : Qu’elle place pour la femme ?

Les TIC ont apportés d’importantes révolutions  dans les pays en développement et notamment en Afrique. On doit donc se poser la question de savoir quels sont les avantages que bénéficient les femmes dans notre sociétés minés par les problèmes d’inclusion et d’exclusion sociale  généralisés ? Quels sont les usages qu’en font les femmes africaines de […]

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Madhvi Gokool speaker of ais 2018 in dakar

Madhvi Gokool joined AFRINIC in 2010 and now holds the position of Registration Services Manager. She has been involved in interactions with the AFRICAN community as part of her duties , in the field of capacity building around the adoption of public IPv4/IPv6 resources on the AFRINIC continent.  Madhvi is also a  speaker at technical […]

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Agnes Limo Speaker of AIS 2018 in Dakar

Agnes Limo is the Senior Manager-Home Technology and Customer Support. She is responsible for executing the strategy and objectives for connecting Homes with broadband internet using Fiber Optic and Wireless Technologies, preparing the platforms towards Triple Play, Smart Homes and, Home Automation and ensuring customer support to give unmatched experience.   She leads a cross […]

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Evelyn Namara speaker of ais 2018 in dakar

Evelyn works with the Internet Society as the Policy Outreach Fellow, In her role she works closely on issues related to human rights and access. She’s also involved in the Community Networks and Internet Governance campaign work at the Internet Society.   Evelyn founded Vouch Digital a technology start-up using data and digital payments to […]

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Les femmes et les nouvelles révolutions technologiques au xxième siecle

La révolution numérique qui s’est annoncée depuis le siècle passé a connu de véritables et ultrarapides avancés depuis le début du 21ème siècle. L’internet des objets, la digitalisation des domaines de développement, et la mutation répétée des différentes innovations dans les secteurs du développement des communautés des pays en développement, ont gagné les différents laboratoires, […]

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Women and new technological revolution 21th century

Women and new technological revolution 21th century The digital revolution that has emerged since the last century has experienced real and ultrafast advanced since the beginning of the 21th century. The Internet of Things, the digitization of development areas, and the repeated mutation of different innovations in the development sectors for communities in developing countries, have won […]

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Michuki Mwangi Speaker of AIS 2018 in Dakar

Michuki Mwangi, Regional Development Manager for Africa at the Internet Society Michuki Mwangi is the Regional Development Manager for Africa at the Internet Society where he works in the African Regional Bureau to promote Internet growth and sustainability since 2008.   At the Internet Society Michuki has been instrumental in the design and execution of […]

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Lillian Nyawira Présentatrice au Sommet du AIS Dakar 2018

  Lillian Nyawira est une ingénieure en télécommunications bien établie dont la carrière s’étend sur 15 ans. Spécialisée dans l’analyse et l’assurance de réseaux, le benchmarking des services de réseaux mobiles, l’exploitation des réseaux et la gestion de l’expérience client de bout en bout.   Lilian est actuellement chargé de positionner Safaricom Kenya Limited dans […]

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LILIAN NYAWIRA Telecommunications Engineer Speaker of AIS 2018 in Dakar

LILIAN NYAWIRA Telecommunications Engineer Speaker of AIS 2018 in Dakar Lillian Nyawira is a well-grounded telecommunications engineer with career spanning 15 years. Specializing in Network analytics and assurance, Mobile network service benchmarking, Network operations and end to end Customer experience management.   Lilian is currently entrusted with positioning Safaricom Kenya limited in an initiative to […]

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Ndeye Maimouna Diop ICT Engineer Speaker of AIS 2018 in Dakar

Speaker of AIS 2018 in Dakar 1≠ : Ndeye Maimouna Diop ICT Engineer  Mrs Ndeye Maimouna Diop has worked as ICT director at Senegal’s Ministry of Communication, Telecommunications and ICT, from April 2004 to September 2012. She designed a strategic ICT4D master plan for Senegalese government. She was the Senegalese government representative at several global initiatives […]

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AIS Hosts AfChix TechWomen Summit

AfChix had its very first AfChix TechWomen Summit on 27th May 2017, under the theme: “A Spectrum of Opportunities”. The one day event took place alongside the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Africa Internet Summit (AIS), which every year, attracts internationally renowned Instructors, Experts and Speakers to share the latest innovations […]

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Annual Mentorship and Career Seminar in Computing 2016-The AfChix Kenya Team

A total of 340 students from nine (9) girls’ schools from different parts of the country did attend the seminar. The schools included: Testinomy school, Muthetheni Girls High School, Materi Girls Secondary School, St. Angela’s Girls Secondary Schiool, Makueni Girls High School, Masinga Girls Secondary School, Kianda School, Apostolic Carmel Girls Secondary, Moi Tea Girls […]

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Mentorship for tech Students in Universities

  Date: December 2015 Guest Speaker: Richard Moon, a Partner Technical Account Manager at DELL Topic: Lessons learned as a Software Professional Objective: To inspire students already into the ICT industry Location: Resilient Africa Network (RAN) offices, Kololo, Kampala Target Participants: University Students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems and […]

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Turning her passion for Mentorship to elevate Young African Women – Meet Ms. Nodumo Dhlamini

Turning her passion for Mentorship to elevate Young African Women – Meet Ms. Nodumo Dhlamini Ms. Nodumo Dhlamini (center) with some of the Girls from AfChixUganda Afchix Uganda was originally born as LinuxChix Uganda. It came about after a group of women led by Dorcas Muthoni and Ana Badimo met at Kalangala Island in Uganda in January […]

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Technovation Challenge

  Date: April 2015 Objective: To mentor students to develop mobile applications that solve community challenges. Location: Resilient Africa Network (RAN) offices, Kololo, Kampala Target Participants: Secondary School and University students Brief Overview: Five (5) members of AfChix Women in Computing –Uganda Chapter participated in mentoring secondary school and University students who were competing in […]

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International Girls in ICT Celebrations

As part of the global movement to celebrate the international girls in ICT day, on Saturday 18th April 2015, AfChix Uganda held a career guidance workshop with girls from Iganga Girls School in the Eastern part of Uganda. The event was held at the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology. The girls who attended the […]

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CONNECTING 1000 GIRLS TO ICT

THE IDEA & WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT We would like to celebrate the International Girls in ICT day on Saturday 25th April 2015 and invite 1000+ girls from rural schools in Uganda to participate in a one day seminar. The International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by all International Telecommunications Union (ITU) […]

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AfNOG Supporting Training of African Women in IT – Uganda

African Network Operators Group (AfNOG) is a forum for technical coordination and cooperation among African Internet service providers and network engineers from the region’s universities, research institutions, and industry. AfNOG aims to build a community of engineers to help each other operating Internet Infrastructure in Africa, and on the Global Internet as well as promote […]

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UNIX Workshop for East African Women Engineers, Kampala, Uganda (10-15 November 2014)

DEADLINE EXTENSION: 3rd October, 2014 for applications AfChix Uganda collaborates with AFNOG and NSRC in hosting the  UNIX System Administration & Networking Workshop for East African Women Engineers, Kampala, Uganda (10th – 15th November, 2014) Background The African Network Operators Group (AfNOG ) invites women engineers from East Africa to participate in an intensive Unix System Administration and Networking […]

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CAREER GUIDANCE SEMINAR IN KENYA 2014

Date: April 2014 Theme: Expand Horizons, Changing Attitudes Objective: To inspire secondary school girls and disseminate information about the ICT Careers Location: Uganda Institute of Information Communications Technology, Kampala Target Participants: Secondary School Girls. Activities: Presentation about careers available in the ICT industry Testimonies from individual Tech ladies in AFCHIX to inspire the girls One-on-one […]

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Girls in ICT Day with Iganga Girls School

Theme: Expand Horizons, Changing Attitudes Objective: To inspire secondary school girls and disseminate information about the ICT Careers Location: Uganda Institute of Information Communications Technology, Kampala Target Participants: Secondary School Girls. Activities: Presentation about careers available in the ICT industry Testimonies from individual Tech ladies in AFCHIX to inspire the girls One-on-one discussions

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Do Women Make Better Leaders?

Do Women Make Better Leaders? Three blogs or thought leaders that I respect have addressed this intriguing question CBS News feature John Zenger and Joseph Folkman. “In decades of analyzing exceptional leadership, John Zenger and Joseph Folkman have identified 16 traits required for success. These include integrity, initiative, self-development, problem solving and a drive for […]

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Afchix Uganda attends the Girl Geek Dinner Event

Thoughtworks Uganda hosts the first edition of Girl Geek Dinners On the 7th February 2014 Thoughtworks Uganda hosted the first edition of the Girl Geek Dinners at the Piato Restaurant in Kampala, Uganda. Afchix Uganda participated together with Women in Technology Uganda and Girl Geek Kampala. Girl Geek Dinners is an informal organization that promotes women in the Information technology industry. It […]

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Part 4 of 5 – AfChix Uganda Stories Featuring Viola Bazanye

Part 4 of 5 – AfChix Uganda Stories Featuring Viola  Bazanye Viola Bazanye is a member of the AfChix Network and is currently a Developer Platform Evangelist Intern for Microsoft East & Southern Africa. Viola recently completed her Bachelor of Software Engineering degree from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and will graduate in January 2014. On Saturday 7th December 2013 Viola facilitated […]

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Part 3 of 5 – AfChix Uganda Stories Featuring Emily Namugaanyi

Emily Namugaanyi is a member of the AfChix Network – she is a natural mobilizer, is enthusiastic about developing applications and she also delivers on time. She is proficient in systems analysis & design and programming in Python, Java, HTML and CSS. Emily recently completed her Bachelor of Software Engineering degree from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda […]

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Tech360 Features AfChix Uganda

Tech3060 covers tech innovations, startups & conversations that connects with Africans. #Podcasts & #GirsInICT They take on trending tech topics and constantly distill concepts to tech enthusiast in Africa. Recently Tech360 featured the career guidance seminar held by AfChix Uganda at Tororo Girls School on the 15th of June 2013. Please read more about this story. The contact […]

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