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(Image: Winston Ford)
“Africa, Tech & Women: The New Faces of Development” Panel at SXSW Interactive
Panelists TMS Ruge and Liz Ngonzi discuss the role of women in Africa’s tech space on Monday, March 12th. The Western world’s view of Africa as a continent of poor, uneducated women in villages with no access to technology is outdated.
"An interesting takeaway that the panel addressed was the fact that advances in mobile payment technology will most likely not come from America, but from emerging markets such as East Africa and Southeast Asia."
— Winston Ford, on “The Future of Money Panel” at SXSW 2012, from SXSW 2012: New Financial Tools Set To Create A Cashless Society
For the past few days social media feeds have been erupting with “Stop Kony” messages, videos, and photos. Monday’s 30-minute YouTube film on the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony went viral with over 50 million views.