A special Fak’ugesi Festival Women in Tech ZA networking event that aims to feature key women in the technology industry and act a networking speaking to both men and women about supporting and featuring women in the industry.
Guest Speaker: Debbie Rogers is the General Manager for Praekelt Foundation. Prior to this, she was the lead Strategist for the organisation and headed up the Health Portfolio. Her work at Praekelt has exposed her to both the commercial dimension of the mobile industry and the ways that mobile solutions might be applied to development problems. Recent work includes leading the development of the digital strategy for one of the largest telcos in South Africa and designing and managing the technical implementation of South Africa’s national maternal mHealth programme, MomConnect.
Talk Description: Empowering women, empowers entire communities. Debbie Rogers will talk about how Praekelt Foundation has designed and implemented mobile technology solutions to empower women in lower and middle income countries and why they believe that uplifting women and girls is one of the most important investments that can be made to reduce poverty and improve people’s health and wellbeing.