About the Author: Katie Dowd serves in the Office of the Secretary of State.
Joining a global group of now more than 800 organizations, TechCamps Tel Aviv and Ramallah represented the eighth and ninth TechCamps coordinator under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Civil Society 2.0 initiative. These TechCamps brought together three areas of focus for Secretary Clinton: strengthening civil society, innovation, and empowering women and girls. American and international trainers from companies, such as Facebook, Meetup, and Yahoo!, teamed together with the State Department’s Office of Innovation and eDiplomacy to help raise the digital literacy of civil society organizations focused on women’s empowerment though separate, intensive two-day workshops.
Each TechCamp focused on how to help ensure women and girls have the know-how and education… more »