18 June – 20 June 2014
You must have heard about the “next 1 billion” to get online. Most of these will come from Africa. The web is playing increasing roles in everyone’s economic and social life.
Our seminar led by Nnenna Nwakanma, Africa Regional Coordinator of the World Wide Web Foundation, will explore the impact of the web in Africa. How affordable? How accessible? How do we measure impact? We will take a look at the role of research in measuring the impact of the Web in Africa, and more importantly, in ensuring that the Web remains trusted, free and open.
The seminar will include asynchronous discussion and open with a live online meeting from 3-4 pm (GMT+2) on 18 June. The online meeting will be recorded. The asynchronous discussion will be open from 18-20 June.
|Nnenna Nwakanma Nnenna works to develop cutting-edge collaborations in Africa. Her work has a particular focus on the Alliance for Affordable Internet project and the Web We Want campaign for human rights on and through the Web. She is an experienced development professional who has worked in the ICT field in Africa for over a decade. As well as leading a highly regarded consultancy platform, Nnenna has in recent years co-founded The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa, and served as a board member of the Open Source Initiative. Her career has allowed her to work closely with many civil society organisations, the African Development Bank, the Digital Solidarity Fund and has seen her involved in many phases of the UN’s Africa Information Society Initiative. She has lived and worked in five African countries and is fluent in English, French and a number of African languages.|
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