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Jennifer Radloff has a degree and diplomas in teaching and librarianship but has learnt most of her skills while working and in her activism. She has been involved in gender and information work since 1992 and in applying Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for women’s empowerment and gender justice since 1995. She has worked at the University of Cape Town in the Social Justice Resource Project setting up an alternative resource centre and then moved to the African Gender Institute and lead the communications and networking programme. Whilst at the African Gender Institute she organised the first pan-African consultative workshop to link up librarians in Africa using email in order to share indigenous knowledge. She now works for the Association for Progressive Communicnations (APC) in the Women’s Networking Support Programme and coordinates capacity building for APC. She is a trainer and facilitator and has managed many projects including GenARDIS – Gender Agriculature and rural development in the information society. Jennifer was involved in the formation of Women’sNet and still sits on their board. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition. She is a part time ceramic and mosaic artist, a surfer and godmother to six godchildren.


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