Grounding GEM for Telecentres: Experiences of Ecuador and the Phillipines


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This is a presentation I did at IDRC summarizing my findings about the use of the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) in telecentres in Ecuador and the Philippines.

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Grounding GEM for Telecentres: Experiences of Ecuador and the Phillipines

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  2. 2. Grounding GEM for telecentres: Experiences of Ecuador and the Philippines Claire Buré Brownbag lunch presentation IDRC February 2007
  3. 3. <ul><li>ECUADOR (near Quito) </li></ul><ul><li>Colinas del Norte </li></ul><ul><li>El Chaco </li></ul><ul><li>THE PHILIPPINES (South:Mindanao) </li></ul><ul><li>Malingao </li></ul><ul><li>Taguitic </li></ul>Project Background: 4 telecentres in the communities:
  4. 4. Definitions… <ul><li>Telecentre </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
  5. 5. My objectives: <ul><li>How GEM was implemented or used within telecentres </li></ul><ul><li>2. Outcomes of use </li></ul><ul><li>3. Future needs : What does a ‘GEM for telecentres’ look like? </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is GEM? <ul><li>Primarily, the Gender Evaluation Methodology provides a framework to plan and evaluate ICT initiatives for development & social change with a gender perspective… </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Gender analysis of ICTs suggests that the existence of ICTs in public spaces does not entail access for all […] since on average, women have less income, education, time mobility and face religious or cultural constraints that restrict their access to and use of technology” </li></ul><ul><li>(Odame, 2005) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Workshop in El Chaco, Ecuador
  9. 9. Workshop in Malingao, Philippines
  10. 10. Colinas del Norte, Ecuador (I)
  11. 11. Colinas del Norte, Ecuador (II)
  12. 12. El Chaco, Ecuador (I)
  13. 13. El Chaco, Ecuador (II)
  14. 14. Malingao, Philippines (I)
  15. 15. Malingao, Philippines (II)
  16. 16. Taguitic, Philippines (I)
  17. 17. Taguitic, Philippines (II)
  18. 18. Community mobilization in Colinas del Norte (I)
  19. 19. Community mobilization in Colinas del Norte (II)
  20. 20. Community mobilization in Malingao, Philippines
  21. 21. 1. How was GEM was implemented or used with telecentres? <ul><li>Adapted to the local contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Concretized + simplified </li></ul><ul><li>Included everyone ! </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops included personal development training, to build community leaders first </li></ul>
  22. 22. 2. What were the outcomes of use? <ul><li>Gaining valuable skills through gender sensitization + training </li></ul><ul><li>Women gained further education </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in social relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in gender relations… </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering of new leaders </li></ul>
  23. 23. 3 . How can GEM be a more useful tool for telecentres in the future? <ul><li>Conduct a feasibility scan </li></ul><ul><li>Help to concretize the tool, by relating it more specifically to telecentre contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Locally grounded/ related to community needs </li></ul><ul><li>Help to ensure full participation </li></ul>
  24. 24. Thank you!