Senegalese Women Shine In Tech Innovation Showcase
Barcode health cards, mobile apps for victims of violence and an online legal platform are just some of the ideas showing the direction of female digital pioneers in Africa, with Senegalese innovators in the spotlight.
In June the Senegalese capital Dakar hosted the first African edition of ‘Digital Women’s Day’, which for the previous seven years had taken place in Paris.
From Eyewitness News.
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“Dakar is among the top 10 digital cities in Africa, with incubators for start-ups and major investors,” said Delphine Remy-Boutang, the event’s founder.
Among the participants was Nafissatou Diouf, who at 22 already heads a start-up with 10 employees.
Her firm, Senvitale, creates QR codes for wristbands, pendants and cards enabling doctors or first responders to instantly access patients’ health data.
Moved by her aunt’s sudden death after a failed treatment of an allergic reaction, Diouf gave up her studies in industrial chemistry and food technology to launch her digital enterprise.
Read more at: Eyewitness New.