Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development: Issues and Options

The report is based on field visits, interviews with local and central government and non-government organizations and desk reviews carried out between December 2004-April 2005. It aims to identify policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural areas in Indonesia.

Girls and science: a training module on motivating girls to embark on science and technology careers

The module aims to address the inherent gender
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">idisparities in the field of science and technology, with a specific focus on Africa. The under-representation and under-achievement of girls in science and technology subjects can be seen as a serious inefficiency in educational systems in countries whose development depends crucially on the generation of human technological capacity. This is the case in most African countries.

Radio: A Post Nine-Eleven Strategy for Reaching the World's Poor

The book provides case studies of the historical use of radio, and an overview of what is being done today. The authors argue that the voice of radio can work as an effective, practical and cost-efficient means of transmitting information that may impact the lives of people in communities all over the world. Chapters include:  Female Infanticide,
Bride Burning, Sutee, Women and War.

Authors' royalties will go to the following organisations: The Academy for Educational Development, Freeplay Foundation, Panos and Population Communications International (PCI).

Putting ICTs in the Hands of Women of Kanpur and "Chikan" Embroidery Workers of Lucknow: Project Evaluation Methodology

The Project "Putting ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is in the Hands of Women of Kanpur and 'Chikan'
Embroidery Workers of Lucknow" has successfully established centers in
several poor communities in the Lucknow/Kanpur area. The centers provide training in the target skill areas: computer skills, handicrafts skills, and health knowledge.

Toolkit on Gender Indicators in Engineering, Science and Technology

The purpose of the Toolkit is to promote the collection of gender
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">idisaggregated data in scientific and technological (S&T) activities for national and international policyi.

At the same time it is intended to promote a common approach and coordinated methods to ensure the systematic collection of gender-disaggregated data on science and technology. Along the way, a snapshot is provided of the participation of women in S&T in general, both in industrialised and industrialising countries.

Included are sections on:

- why data in S&T should be disaggregated for gender;

Gender and Agriculture in the Information Society

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">ioffers increased scope for ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is to be used to address poverty and enhance rural livelihoods. The paper explores ICTs in relation to gender, specifically focusing on gender
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and ICT applications in agricultural and rural development in developing countries. Its aim is to attract the attention of policyimakers, donors, researchers, nongovernmental organizations, and farmers’ organizations to the need for dialogue and action on issues of ICT and gender in the context of food security, poverty reduction, and sustainable development.

Report from the ICT Training for Bulgarian Women

This report is based on the experience from the ICT Training for Bulgarian Women from NGOs, which took place from July 31st to August 2nd, 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. This report icludes:

  • Aim and Goal of the training
  • Acheived results
  • Main challenges and conlusions

    The ICT Training for Bulgarian Women from NGOs took place on July 31st - August 2nd, 2004 in a computer room in Sofia, Bulgaria. There were 11 participants, 7 of which took part in a WiTT training for the first time. Most of them were women from Sofia, only two of them were activists from the Red Cross in Plovdiv.

  • Tester Report: Capacity Building of Lithuanian Women Through ICT & Networking

    Overall goal of the project “Capacity Building of Lithuanian Women Through ICT & Networking” evaluation was to get feedback from women who attended courses on Computer Basics and Internet and to evaluate did it had any impact not only on their knowledge but also on their lives. Also evaluation was seeking to evaluate was the course easy to understand for them and if no, how the it could be improved.

    Teaching and the use of ICT in Hungary

    Among the most important system-level problems in school ICT development - Maintenance, Management, Training, Teacher incentives - the paper also talks about gender importance:

    Critical Issues Pertaining to the Gender Dimension of Biotechnology Policy

    This paper surveys existing research on the impact of biotechnology in a number of important areas relevant to development policyi and gender
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    ">isuch as agriculture, health, traditional knowledge and biodiversity. The paper concludes by making a series of recommendations about the need for further research on critical areas.

    Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction in the Knowledge Society

    The emphasis on ICTinformation and communications technology. ">i as a tool of economic and social empowerment
    Source: Wieringa, 1994

    ">i for underprivileged women raises new research questions that are relevant both for advocacyThe American Heritage Dictionaries on ">i and project work by NGOs as well as for policyi intervention by national and international bodies. The paper assesses women’s access to and use of ICTs for social empowerment and poverty reduction.

    Poverty Reduction, Gender Equality and the Knowledge Society: Digital Exclusion or Digital Opportunities

    The paper is based on the premise that any strategies to increase the participation of women in the information economy will increase national IT capacity, reduce poverty, and help to raise the national standard of living. It summarises international discourse on the connections between gender equality
    Source:DAC (Development Assistance Committee) Guidelines for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development Co-Operation, Development Co-operation Guidelines Series, OECD, 1998.

    ">i and poverty reduction, and defines the context of the knowledge society, including the digital and gender
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    Women, science and technology: Measuring recent progress towards gender equality

    Publication has three main chapters:

    1. Women slowly catching up among engineering graduates especially in EU-15 countries

    2. Women researchers more likely to work in sectors with lower R&D expenditure

    3. Level of education impacts differently on employment outcomes for women and men.

    A positive trend in education

    Gender ICT: Issues, Implications & Opportunities (Summary of Online Discussions)

    The document presents a summary of the discussions in the online forum. The specific themes for the 3-month forum included: access to ICTinformation and communications technology. ">is and their use; Information, technology and women empowerment
    Source: Wieringa, 1994

    ">i; and Women's campaigns, networks, resources and repositories on ICT. An active discussion around the WSIS process transpired and is documented in the paper.

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