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Friday, October 7 • 12:45 - 13:30
Main Session - Data and Gender: Thinking Critically

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Counted and included: how do we close the gender gap in open data?

SDG 5 sets lofty targets for gender equality, and open data has the potential to be a critical tool in delivering a more just and equal world for women. But like any technology, whether it lives up to that promise will be influenced by who designs it - and with which ends in mind. While there are many facets of diversity worthy of discussion, on this panel we will focus on gender inclusivity.

The panelists will share their experiences on finding accurate gender data, conceiving open data projects with women as creators and end-users in mind, and promoting the participation of more women in the open data field.   

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Kristen Robinson

Communications and Advocacy Manager, Web Foundation
Biography: As Communications and Advocacy Manager at the Web Foundation, Kristen drives campaigns on the Foundation's open data, gender and digital rights work. She led the advocacy and communications around the Foundation's inaugural Women's Rights Online report and the 3rd edi... Read More →

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Paulina Bustos Arellano

Head of Services and Operations, Cívica Digital
Title proposal: Open data and inclusivity
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Georges Labreche

Executive Director / Chief Data Officer, Open Data Kosovo
Title proposal: Open data for youth engagement and women's empowerment.Biography: Georges L. J. Labrèche is a problem solver, entrepreneur, and the founder of the Balkan’s leading civic-tech organization: Open Data Kosovo (ODK). He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering and a... Read More →
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Nnenna Nwakanma

Africa Regional Coordinator, Web Foundation
Title proposal: Driving gender data demands: lessons learned from TechMousso.Biography: Nnenna works to develop cutting-edge collaborations in Africa. Her work has a particular focus on the Alliance for Affordable Internet project and the Web We Want campaign for human rights on and through the Web. She is also heavily involved in driving forward the open data agenda across Africa. Nnenna is an experienced development professional who has worked in the ICT field in Africa for over a decade. As well as leading a highly regarded consultancy platform, Nnenna has in recent years co-founde... Read More →
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Nisha Thompson

Co-founder & Lead Organizer, DataMeet
Biography: Nisha Thompson has a background in online community organizing. She has worked for the Sunlight Foundation < http://sunlightfoundation.com/> in Washington DC, with online communities to use US government data to hold elected officials accountable. She moved to Bangalor... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 12:45 - 13:30 CEST
Main assembly room