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How Can We Approach Digital Safety, Security and Privacy for Vulnerable Girls?

New York City - December 15th - RSVP Now

Although the gap in ownership and use of mobile phones for adolescent girls still exists in many parts of the world, more and more girls are accessing and using mobile devices and the Internet. Platforms like Facebook’s “Free Basics” and WhatsApp often serve as the gateway to the first mobile digital data experience for adolescent girls.
Likewise, organizations working with adolescent girls and other vulnerable populations are incorporating mobile devices, online platforms and digital data collection into their work at a steady pace. As girls and organizations focus on the potential of these tools in their own lives and work, in many cases, insufficient attention is placed on potential security, safety and privacy risks that need to be considered.
Most organizations have not incorporated relevant policies or risk assessments into their work when it comes to digital platforms. Even fewer consider digital safety, security and privacy using an intersectional approach that identifies the differential risks that adolescent girls and other vulnerable populations may face as their lives become more digitally active.
Please RSVP now for the next Technology Salon NYC where we will explore aspects like:
  • What is the role of design in supporting girls’ security and privacy in digital platforms, applications, tools and services?
  • What risks should we be considering when creating digital content and services for girls? How can look at online and offline risks as a continuum rather than in isolation?
  • How can we build concern for girls’ safety, security and privacy into partnership agreements? What are the legal and ethical considerations when girls’ data is collected and/or potentially monetized by a third party?
  • What measures can we take to help keep girls’ data safe, whether that data is ‘harvested’ from a social media site or digital platform, collected from girls using digital tools, or gathered on digital devices by staff/enumerators as part of M&E?
  • How can we increase awareness in our organizations, partners and donors around the need to balance the benefits of digital with the potential increase in risk for girls?
  • How can we help girls navigate digital spaces in safe and secure ways so that they can benefit from greater access to information, services and platforms for expression?
Please RSVP now for a lively conversation on ways that designers, technology developers, humanitarian and development organizations, and social enterprises can integrate girls’ digital safety, security and privacy into their work with noted experts like:  Please RSVP now to join in the discussion. We’ll have snacks for a morning rush, but seating is limited. Once we reach our 30-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
Girls' Digital Safety
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
9:00 - 11:00am
99 Madison Ave, 15th Floor (map)
New York, NY 10016
RSVP is required for attendance

How Can Mobile Money Accelerate Ghana's Development?

Accra, Ghana - December 10th - RSVP Now

The most recent World Bank report shows that approximately two billion people are globally “unbanked”, lacking formal financial services, with the majority of this number being located in developing countries and emerging markets.

This is an opportunity for the mobile money industry to provide needed services, and convert this informal economy into a formal contributor of GDP in numerous countries. Mobile payment solutions provide people with a quick and easy medium to transfer and receive funds, and is provided by all the leading mobile networks in Ghana. MTN alone processes over 18.5 million mobile money transactions a month.

Please RSVP now to join companies, social enterprises, and entrepreneurs from across Ghana and within the payments industry to debate the state of the mobile payment industry in West Africa, it's dynamics, key questions, and issues surrounding its operation, prospects and challenges, such as:
  • What makes mobile money unique: functionality and benefits.
  • The challenges in deploying or using mobile money services.
  • How we can improve mobile money adoption and build on its reach.
Mr. Eli Hini, Head, MTN Mobile Money Commercial, Ghana will be a featured lead discussant.

Please RSVP now to join him, and your esteemed peers, at the next Technology Salon Accra. We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
Mobile Money for Development
Thursday, December 10th, 2015
8:30am - 10:30 a.m.
New Media Hub at Penplusbytes
No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,
Accra, Ghana (map)
RSVP is required for attendance

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salonâ„¢ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!
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