ICTs for Development

April 16, 2009

African Women using ICTs on the rise

Filed under: Uncategorized — mgarafola @ 5:45 pm

I found an article today reporting that the number of women in Africa using ICTs is on the rise. We have talked a bit in our class discussions about the sense of empowerment women can feel by using these technologies, and I think this marks another positive step in the right direction. The study conducted found that women are using non-computer ICTs, like mobile phones and community radio. While there is still a large gap in between male and female access to ICTs, I am glad to see progress. I hope that through the right programs, more women are able to take advantage of these technologies. You can read more about the study here.

What do you all think? What is the best way to go about reaching women in developing countries, and encouraging ICT use?


1 Comment »

  1. I would like to create a team of student backpack journalist in Africa that collaborate with student backpack journalist in America. Kids Talk Radio is conducting action research in this area and we would love to talk to about this topic and how to get the job done. I have a plan to reach more women in developing countries by work through their “First Ladies”. I would love to talk to your class about these topics.

    Comment by Bob Barboza — October 13, 2009 @ 12:47 pm | Reply

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