The first edition of the African Digital Woman of the Year Award ceremony has just ended.
Launched in Africa under the patronage of Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the UN ITU (International Telecommunication Union), the first African Digital Woman of the Year was announced on 16 November as part of African ICT Days in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
According to the judges, the finalists were all deserving of the prize but it went to Dr Dorothy Okello.
Dr. Dorothy Okello is a Ugandan technologist and engineer, known for her work in the Women of Uganda Network or WOUGNET. According to its website, Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organisation initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organisations in Uganda to develop the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively.
WOUGNET’s mission is to promote and support the use of ICTs by women and women organisations in Uganda, so that they can take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development.
Congratulations to her from the whole AfriqueITNews team!