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Elizabeth Nyamwange        

Blockchain Technology Expert; Developer, Entrepreneur & Inventor of Identification Device "Etana"; Social Activist for Women in Low-Infrastructure Environments

Elizabeth Nyamawnge is a 16 year old developer, inventor, researcher, and gender-equality activist. She is most commonly known for her invention of a device, Etana, that uses blockchain technology to provide women in low-infrastructure environments with identification. She has worked with companies such as Safaricom and Visa, and raised $150,000 within her first 6 month series funding process. Additionally, her startup has partnered with MIT, and she was awarded the Pozen Social Innovation Prize and HP Girls Save the World Prize.

Nyamawnge also works as a youth advisor on gender and economic development for the United Nations, and consults for a multitude of technology companies on gender responsive needs and technology. She is currently conducting research at the Brighman and Women’s Hospital with Harvard Medical School, and has research experience in computational sociology with an emphasis on agent based modeling and data science, along with gender and race.

Speech Topics

Urgency of Intersectionality

Sustainable Innovation

Gender-Responsive Technology

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