Gender lens innovation – Building inclusive ecosystems | Online Webinar

Gender lens innovation – Building inclusive ecosystems

ATBN and AfriConEU, under the umbrella of the AfriConEU Networking Academy, will host an online Webinar on the 13th of July, 12.00 – 13.30 CET about “Gender lens innovation – Building inclusive ecosystems”.

African Digital Innovation ecosystems are 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 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

Time zones

  • CET 12.00 – 13.30 
  • EAT 13.00 – 14.30
  • WAT 11.00 – 12.30
  • BST 11.00 – 12.30
  • EEST 13.00 – 14.30