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Professional Development Award Recipient of ICT4D Africa - Acacia Program. Asked to present because project team of Wireless Africa have expressed strong commitment To incorporate gender research within the projects chosen as direct funded partners Also in the questionnaire, many respondents that they are interested in the gender Aspect of research So even if your organization does not get involved in the research component, I hope this presentation at least provide a checklist of quick ways to possibly deepen Understanding of involvement by men and women in your projects. FMFI: Engineers are forced to look at social science being in the field? In fact can report some of the true successes and challenges in these communities.
Gender Wireless Africa
Wireless Africa June 26, 2008 Gender Kathleen Diga
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>
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?
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>