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Pearline Teng

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Pearline Teng

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

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