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Tuesday, July 19 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#WS22 Empowering African Women for Cyber Security

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The proposed session will focus on how to effectively mainstream gender considerations in the African cybersecurity agenda. The session will address issues such as the gender dimensions cyberviolence, cyber bullying, cyber harassment and violent extremism online, including discussing how the region can effectively empower women for cybersecurity through laws and policies, as well as advance the cybersecurity skills and knowledge of African women and girls. The session will also discuss approaches for the application of gender perspectives to cybersecurity, as well as what kinds of action are needed to effectively implement a gender approach to cybersecurity in the region.


Aicha Jeridi

North Africa Regional Coordinato, African Civil Society on Information Society (ACSIS)
I am a Politropic International Relations Master's graduate with extensive experience in training, teaching, and team-leading. As the North Africa Regional Coordinator for the African Civil Society on Information Society (ACSIS) based in Geneva, I have developed expertise in international... Read More →



Coordinator, Cybersecurity and Connected African Girls
Sorene is the Coordinator of Cybersecurity and Connected African Girls Initiative of the Digital Center for Excellence in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Before joining the UNECA, she worked at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) HQs for the... Read More →

Dr. Margaret Nyambura Ndung’u

Senior Regulatory and Internet Governance Expert, Digital Africa (PRIDA)
Margaret Nyambura Ndung’u is an Information Scientist with over 20 years’ experience in the digital space. Her current fields of interest are Internet Governance, Cyber Diplomacy, Gender Equity and Sensitivity in the Digital Space, Cybersecurity; and Child Online Safety. She... Read More →

Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere

Head of the Economic Integration Division, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
Dr. Towela Nyirenda-Jere is head of the Economic Integration Division at the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD). The Division spearheads flagship programs and implementation frameworks that advance regional integration in line with the aspirations of the African Union’s... Read More →


Associate Professor, Buckinghamshire New University
Dr Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo is an Associate Professor of Law, and the Head of Law at the School of Business and Law, Buckinghamshire New University, United Kingdom.  Her teaching and research interests relate to the intersection of law and technology, including the governance of emerging... Read More →

Tuesday July 19, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CAT
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