Gender Lens Innovation - Building Inclusive Ecosystems

Gender Lens Innovation - Building Inclusive Ecosystems

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While African DIHs are playing a crucial role in addressing the gender gap, many of them lack the tools and resources to create change

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African Digital Innovation ecosystems are a key drivers for social and economic development in Africa. However, the Digital Gender Gap – the under-representation and lack of access to opportunities for women and girls within the digital ecosystem, remains a challenge that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While African Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) are playing a crucial role in addressing the gender gap, many of them lack the tools and resources to create system-level change .

To address this challenge, AfriconEU, the first Trans-continental Networking Academy for African and European Digital Innovation Hubs in partnership with African Technology Business Network (ATBN) will host a virtual webinar on “Gender Lens Innovation – Building inclusive ecosystems”.

The main objective of this webinar is to equip DIH leaders with gender-lens innovation tools and methods to build programs that contribute to promoting gender inclusion within their ecosystems.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Introduction to System-thinking and gender-lens innovation
  • Identifying systemic drivers of the digital gender gap in Africa
  • Co-creating solutions to promote gender-inclusive ecosystems

Who should attend?

  • Leaders of Digital Innovation Hubs (tech hubs, universities, incubators, accelerators)
  • Youth
  • Women
  • Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs and entrepreneur support network leaders
  • Digital skills providers

Date: Wednesday, 13th July 2022

Time: 11 AM BST / 10 AM GMT/ 12 CET


Sherifah Tumusiime, Zimba Women

Stav Bar-Shany, Impact Consultant, ATBN

Janat Issifu, Founder and CEO of WAN-Hive Ghana

Moderator: Eunice Baguma Ball, Director, ATBN


11:00 - 11:05 - Welcome and Introductions

11:05 - 11:15 - Presentation by AfriConEU

11:15 - 11: 35 - Presentation by Stav Bar-Shany (Exploring gender barriers using systems thinking)

11:35 - 12:15 - Panel discussion

12:15 - 12:25 - Q & A

12:25 - 12:30 - Closing remarks

AfriConEU project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (GA no. 101016687).

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