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Let's talk ABAWT: Cyber Security in Africa
October 21st, 2021
Phishing, DOS (Denial-of-Service), Malware or the big V-word we are all tired of: Virus. All tools to attack us in our “cyber” space that managed to bring government networks down, shut down NASA’s computers for 21 days, and shut off power in about half the homes in Ukraine in 2015 - one day before Christmas. What are African governments doing in the fight against cyber attacks? How does the private sector prepare or react to attackers when their data is held for ransom? Learn about the current landscape and activities of cyber security technology and methods on the African continent, understand the needs, and plan the future together.
Let’s talk ABAWT: Celebrating Africa Day 2021
May 25th, 2021
The media and statements by political leaders played a role in continuously driving a narrative that implies that Africans want to move to Europe. Contrary to popular belief, the share of Africans living abroad has barely increased since the 1960s. What is not being talked about is that when Africans move, half of all who leave their countries of origin settle in another African country — not in Europe, Asia or North America and more young Africans are leaving behind their lives in the West and breaking barriers in their countries of origin.
Let’s talk ABAWT: Space Tech in Africa
April 22nd, 2021
Over the last 40 years, the use of space has become affordable, meaning that more countries can afford to take advantage of space technology and the opportunity to use remote sensing technology for development has never been greater. Space gives us this kind of unique vantage point for monitoring and taking on the “challenge and responsibility” of space agencies to use their technology for sustainable development of Sub-Saharan Africa. Learn about the current landscape and activities of space technology on the African continent, understand the needs, and plan the future together.
Let’s talk ABAWT: Women in Tech challenging the Status Quo
March 25th, 2021
On the surface, sub-Saharan Africa boasts the world’s highest rate of women entrepreneurs, at 27%. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that in many countries in Africa, most female-led enterprises are small businesses with little opportunity for growth, often due to cultural aspects and lack of female role models to inspire the next generation of women leaders.We will discuss challenges and opportunities together with 4 fantastic Pan-African women who share their voices and successes in the tech field and beyond.
Let’s talk ABAWT: Tech Revolutionaries for Social Justice
February 18th, 2021
The extraordinary success of mass mobilizations on the continent that we were able to witness in 2020 on several occasions stands in striking contrast to their declining effectiveness in the West and beyond. Additionally, many innovators are working on holding their governments accountable through tech solutions. Learn and let's discuss how a generations of innovators use technology to move the needle on social justice.