Inveneo Girls & Women Archives

Photo Highlights from UN Women and UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week

  1. Posted by Jana Melpolder on March 2, 2015 in the categories: News

UNESCO and UN Women recently held their Mobile Learning Week conference in Paris. Located at the UNESCO headquarters, which is quite close to the Eiffel Tower, the event brought together around 1,000 participants from over 70 countries. Individuals gathered together to discuss how technology is being used to help women and girls gain access to quality education, better job opportunities, and an equal share to ICT tools.

Inveneo’s Media Manager Jana Melpolder traveled to Paris to represent both ICTworks and Inveneo at the event. She was able to meet (in person) the ICTworks writers Linda Raftree and Jim Teicher, in addition to many other inspiring ICT figures. Check out a few of the best photos below from the week-long conference!


Mobile Learning Week was hosted by UNESCO and UN Women.


Outside the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. 


A panel discussing equitable access on the second day of Mobile Learning Week.


The main UNESCO office located in Paris.


Inveneo’s exhibition booth that was showcased during Mobile Learning Week.


UNESCO is celebrating its 70th anniversary throughout 2015.


A final panel of speakers moderated by ICTworks’ author Linda Raftree (far left). The panel discussed gender sensitive content and pedagogy.

A Haitian ICT Success Story: Emmanuella Stimphat

  1. Posted by Inveneo on September 27, 2011 in the categories: Economic Development, News

You may already know Emmanuella Stimphat, who joined our team in Haiti in April. Emmanuella jumped right into the work and in no time at all became the master of our Haiti inventory. She is supporting the rural network roll-out, working with the BATIs and helping with the installation of computer labs in schools.

Now that Microsoft, a supporter of the NetHope Academy Internship program, featured Emmanuella’s story in a video during the Global Microsoft Summit, we figured you should know more about our famous colleague.

Encouraged by her parents and siblings Emmanuella decided to pursue a computer science degree at a top university in her native country, Haiti. Emmanuella’s school, Ecole Supérieure d´Infotronique d´Haïti (ESIH), was totally destroyed in the earthquake in 2010 and the semester abruptly came to an end. To escape the immediate destruction and try to move on, Emmanuella went to stay in Florida, but after a few months returned to Haiti.

Her Masters studies were interrupted by the quake, but another opportunity caught her interest upon her return to Haiti – the NetHope Academy. Emmanuella was one of the few female candidates who were accepted into this coveted program. After graduating from NetHope Academy, she came to the Inveneo team as an IT Technician, where she is an invaluable resource.

Emmanuella joins Jerry Joseph as an Haitian ICT Success Story and we are proud to have her with us.