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.
INTERESTING POINTS Low- & middle- income countries, both developed and developing countries 40% – 60%
INTERESTING POINTS Africa- 25% or less Asia- 22% Latin America- 38% Middle East- 6%
INTERESTING POINTS 60% of women compared to 72%of men
INTERESTING POINTS 11% of women compared to 24%of men
INTERESTING POINTS Examples of successful technologies
Village mobile phones
ICT telecentres & kiosks
ICT educational academies
Outsourced ICT services
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.
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ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION What barriers—including social norms—have prevented women from previously accessing technology solutions, and how might those barriers be addressed?