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Gender and ICTs
experience
Brenda Zulu
@ictjournalist
Africa Interactive Media/Zambian
Bloggers Network
Presentation Outline
• Key message
• Strategy
• Gender digital divide
• ICT revolution
• Gender ICT projects examples
Key message
• Women needed to embrace ICTs
• Access to new technologies was a
critical for women and girls.
• Embracing IC...
Strategy
• Train women and youth in ICTs
• Build ICT capacity to all Youth, older
persons, women, indigenous peoples,
peop...
Gender Digital divide
• No country platform for ongoing
platform for women on ICTs
• ICT indicators do not consist of
gend...
ICT Revolution
• Widening of the gap between urban
and rural areas and individuals
between men and women
• No equitable ac...
Gender/ICT project
examples
• CrowdMap: https://womentechafrica.crowdmap.com
• Using the power of crowdsourcing & social-
...
More Examples
• ZARD and the WiDnet Project
• ZARD documentation
• World Bank Project
• Kalomo women project
• Tele health...
Ends
• brendazulu2002@gmail.com
• @ictjournalist
• +260 977 891431
• http://brendait.blogspot.com
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Looking for a gender perspective in ICT4D: Brenda Zulu presentation

  1. 1. Gender and ICTs experience Brenda Zulu @ictjournalist Africa Interactive Media/Zambian Bloggers Network
  2. 2. Presentation Outline • Key message • Strategy • Gender digital divide • ICT revolution • Gender ICT projects examples
  3. 3. Key message • Women needed to embrace ICTs • Access to new technologies was a critical for women and girls. • Embracing ICTs would allow women and girls to advance themselves.
  4. 4. Strategy • Train women and youth in ICTs • Build ICT capacity to all Youth, older persons, women, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities and remote and rural communities • Raise public conciousness on women’s rights using ICTs as tools
  5. 5. Gender Digital divide • No country platform for ongoing platform for women on ICTs • ICT indicators do not consist of gender disaggregated data • Lobbying and advocacy should be ongoing • ICT gender projects need to be promoted to help women to fully participate in the Information society
  6. 6. ICT Revolution • Widening of the gap between urban and rural areas and individuals between men and women • No equitable access to information and knowledge for all • Need to improve connectivity • Develop gender disaggregated indicators to measure the digital divide
  7. 7. Gender/ICT project examples • CrowdMap: https://womentechafrica.crowdmap.com • Using the power of crowdsourcing & social- networking Zambia's Women in Technology organisation Asikana Network is creating the world's first comprehensive map of Africa's Women in Technology organisations, projects and initiatives.  • Lusaka's http://asikananetwork.org/ organises mentoring, training, events and meet-ups for women trying to break into the male-dominated world of ICT in Zambia.  
  8. 8. More Examples • ZARD and the WiDnet Project • ZARD documentation • World Bank Project • Kalomo women project • Tele healthcare project
  9. 9. Ends • brendazulu2002@gmail.com • @ictjournalist • +260 977 891431 • http://brendait.blogspot.com

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