Invitation to an Afro-feminist Perspectives on Data Governance Session on November 27, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm via Zoom.

Dear Listers,


KICTANet <> together with the Collaboration on
International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA
<>) and Internews <> are hosting a
virtual session on Afro-feminist perspectives on data governance on
November 27, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm via Zoom. This session will
explore the critical role of Afro-feminist thought in shaping data
governance practices that address the unique challenges faced by women and
marginalized genders in Africa.

The objective of the session is to help participants understand the gender
biases that exist in data governance practices and the repercussions of
data protection regimes that perpetuate misogyny and bias against women and
gender minorities and explore the concept of gender-responsive data
protection and privacy.

This session will contribute to regional discussions on online safety and
data protection, drawing lessons learned from implementing data protection
frameworks in Africa, and advocate for policy alternatives and amendments,
improvements to fill gaps identified during policy implementation, and data
governance initiatives.

We invite you to participate in the Afro-Feminist Perspectives on Data
Governance Discussion from 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm via *Zoom*.

Please see the concept note and programme for more details on the KICTANet
events page on the website <>

To confirm your attendance, please register here