Asher: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! Through Young Females in Tech and Creatives (YFTC), I work to make sure that young girls who were told they do not belong in tech are re-oriented and equipped to do all they want to do and be all they want to be! The challenge of female tech illiteracy in Nigeria (and beyond) has been fueled by fear, lack of opportunity, and social biases. YFTC tackles this step-by-step by organizing workshops and providing scholarships for females to study tech-related courses.
Apr 27, 2023
Posted by: George Romar
Ana: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! Teach For All is a global network of 60 independent partner organizations and a global organization that works to accelerate the progress of the network. Each partner recruits and develops promising future leaders to teach millions of students for two years in their nations’ under-resourced schools and communities and to work with others, inside and outside of education, to ensure all children are able to fulfill their potential, despite obstacles like poverty, hunger, discrimination, and trauma.
Gargi: Glad to be with you, Spiffy! I work as a project manager with the Counter Wildlife Trafficking project of WCS-India. I broadly develop conservation interventions to address illegal wildlife trade (IWT) that happens at and through the northeast region of India. This region falls under the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot and is home to several commercially sought after species, many of which are endemic! IWT brings with itself several critical issues such as local extirpations of species, introduction of zoonosis, threat to national security, etc. I work in partnerships with relevant stakeholders such as enforcement agencies, local communities, and educators to raise the profile of IWT, to build their capacity to counter IWT, and develop research to better understand IWT.