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  • 1. ICT & WORLD CHANGE
    Bridging the Gender Divide
  • 2. OVERVIEW
    Ways technology has facilitated the economic advancement of poorer women in developing countries.
    How integrating the needs of women to the technology development lifecycle can trigger a chain of events that leads to economic advancement.
  • 3. INTERESTING POINTS
    Low- & middle- income countries, both developed and developing countries
    40% – 60%
  • 4. INTERESTING POINTS
    Africa- 25% or less
    Asia- 22%
    Latin America- 38%
    Middle East- 6%
  • 5. INTERESTING POINTS
    60% of women compared to 72%of men
  • 6. INTERESTING POINTS
    11% of women compared to 24%of men
  • 7. INTERESTING POINTS
    Examples of successful technologies
    • Village mobile phones
    • 8. ICT telecentres & kiosks
    • 9. ICT educational academies
    • 10. Outsourced ICT services
  • 11. KEY TAKEAWAY MESSAGES
    Do not underestimate the complexity of ensuring access to & sustained use of existing and & new technologies.
    Do not reduce women to their roles as end users.
  • 12. ASSESSMENT OF ARTICLE
    8
  • 13. ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
    What barriers—including social norms—have prevented women from previously accessing technology solutions, and how might those barriers be addressed?
  • 14. THANK YOU!