First-Ever Virtual Inclusive Africa Conference Attracts Thousands from 43 Africa Nations & Globally
All the recordings will be available on the inclusiveafrica.org website by the end of October. This live stream virtual event was sponsored by MasterCard Foundation, Safaricom PLC, Facebook, Ford Foundation, Uber, Google, FSD Kenya, and Eclectics.
The Inclusive Africa Conference brought together a speaker faculty of 38 global and local knowledgeable experts, from 11 different countries representing different sectors to feature panel discussions about accessibility in; ICT Policies in Africa, financial services, Mobile accessibility, Inclusive Design, social media, and Higher, Primary and High School Education.
inABLE Founder and Executive Director Irene Mbari-Kirika recognized speakers and shared her gratitude with all the participants for their contribution to this timely digital accessibility discussion: "Thanks to the global speakers and the involvement of different governments and corporates in Africa, I am positive that together we will be able to implement all that was discussed during the conference, one step at a time."
The speaker faculty featured renown Global Disability Rights Lawyer, Author, and Speaker Haben Girma; Rama Gheerawo, Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art; Ida Jullow, Program Coordinator, ITU Regional Office for Africa; and senior officials from Google; Access Israel; Innovate Now-AT2030; Kenya Bankers Association, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI); Ministry of Education in Kenya and Namibia; the National Communications Secretariat (NCS) GSMA; Safaricom PLC; Vodacom, South Africa; Twitter; Uber Sub-Saharan Africa; M-Pesa; KCB Group PLC; and Equity Bank Kenya, among others.
At the closing ceremony, inABLE presented the inaugural Digital Accessibility Innovation Award (https://inclusiveafricaconference.tk/
Go to - https://inclusiveafrica.org/