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Gender Wireless Africa

A presentation made on Gender Research in Community Owned Wireless Networks in Africa - June 26, 2008

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Gender Wireless Africa

  1. 1. Wireless Africa June 26, 2008 Gender Kathleen Diga
  2. 2. Diga Definition <ul><li>Gender: socially constructed (by community, parents, TV, radio, surroundings, etc) that assign certain tasks, responsibilities, jobs for man or women </li></ul>
  3. 3. Planning <ul><li>Planning through community needs assessments, business models, cost/benefit analysis, deployment of VoIP, WiSP. </li></ul>How can your dream contribute to equitable gender relationships?
  4. 4. Are we losing out? <ul><li>What valuable innovations/insights/economic change are missed in my community when women are excluded from the knowledge society? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Planning Strategy #1
  6. 6. Planning Strategy #2
  7. 7. Intervention Strategy #3
  8. 8. Your Strategy #4
  9. 9. Checklist of potential gender issues in ICT projects AVAILABLE: -Information Infrastructure strategies -Strengthen regulatory structure -ICT in education and training
  10. 10. <ul><li>Acacia Conference, Dakar, Senegal October 2009 </li></ul>GOAL?
  11. 11. Discussion <ul><li>Wireless Africa: a) uniform strategy or b) country- chosen strategy of gender research? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you <ul><ul><li>Kathleen Diga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acacia – ICT4D Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IDRC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] .or.ke </li></ul></ul>

A presentation made on Gender Research in Community Owned Wireless Networks in Africa - June 26, 2008

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