The African Women in Technology (AWIT) conference was hailed to be one of a kind and it truly delivered on that. It provided a unique combination of deep-dive, hands-on tech workshops, information and discussions about careers in tech and how to pursue them; and connection and networking opportunities with other women in various aspects and careers in technology.
The conference brought together over 100 participants who were treated to thought-provoking panel discussions pertaining to technology in Africa. Examples of these plenary sessions were: Tech & Digital Marketing for Startups; Fintech, Agritech & Health, Beauty, Fashion Tech; Funding Your Tech Start Up and also Social Entrepreneurship just to name a few.
Inspired by 6 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that are pertinent to innovation and technology in Africa, participants worked in teams to ideate and prototype solutions based on them.
What followed was a fun and interactive session as participants were guided through design thinking and human-centered design (HCD) and how to utilize these tools to create sustainable and appropriate technologies, products and services for their users.