E-Governance Initiatives in an Indian State: Some Observations from a Gender Perspective

Anupama Saxena on 2 Jun 2010
The paper explores to what extent the women in the Indian State of Chhattisgarh have been able to access and to use e-governance initiatives, as compared their male counterparts, and how far these e-governance initiatives been able to address and include the needs of women.

Information and Communication Technologies for Rural Development: Issues and Options on 2 Jun 2010
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. A critical part of this study is a gender specific component, to ensure that the strategies developed and recommended are informed by a comprehensive gender analysis, and further integrate gender considerations into national ICT policy, planning and implementation.

Girls and science: a training module on motivating girls to embark on science and technology careers on 2 Jun 2010
<br /> The module aims to address the inherent gender disparities in the field of science and technology, with a specific focus on Africa. <br /> <br /><br />Social and economic development of a country is closely linked to the educational level of its female population. 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. If only more girls could be persuaded to take up science and technology subjects in schools, and could be persuaded to do better in them, the countries, so the argument goes, would have the benefit of an increased technological output with few extra inputs.

Francophone Women's Groups in Minority Situations and ICTs on 2 Jun 2010
“Francophone women are less likely to use the internet than Anglophone women (40.4% compared with 55.3%, respectively)" says a survey report released lately on the Womyn's Voices website. In the spring of 2002, 50 women’s groups working in minority situations in Canada were surveyed on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The project's scope is limited, looking at Francophone women’s groups working in minority situations. Also since statistics tend to change rapidly, especially concerning ICTs, the data presented may not be an accurate account of today's reality. It remains a valuable assessment for APC, not only for better understanding its current projects and members in francophone Africa and Canada, but also in preparing its new website in French.

Radio: A Post Nine-Eleven Strategy for Reaching the World's Poor on 2 Jun 2010
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.

Putting ICTs in the Hands of Women of Kanpur and "Chikan" Embroidery Workers of Lucknow: Project Evaluation Methodology on 2 Jun 2010
This report document is based on a field trip by Dr. Janice Brodman, which aimed to help Datamation Foundation (DF) ensure that their evaluation instruments provide information/data needed to measure project achievements against objectives, and also introduced the infoDev Framework to the DF evaluation team.

GraceNet Silicon Valley

Graciela Selaimen on 2 Jun 2010
GraceNet is a women's network named after Grace Hopper, whose pioneering work in computer programming and cryptography provides inspiration and encouragement for women who work in computing and related fields. This network's mission is "to promote the contributions of women in technology and to leverage the intellectual and creative capital of women."

Toolkit on Gender Indicators in Engineering, Science and Technology

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The purpose of the Toolkit is to promote the collection of gender disaggregated data in scientific and technological activities for national and international policy.

Gender and Agriculture in the Information Society

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
The paper explores ICTs in relation to gender, specifically focusing on gender and ICT applications in agricultural and rural development in developing countries.

Engendering Information & Communication Technologies: Challenges & Opportunities for Gender-Equitable Development on 2 Jun 2010
The brochure highlights ways on how to engender ICTs and explores the World Bank's efforts to address gender issues in information technology projects.

Women's Electronic Network Training (WENT)

Jac sm Kee on 2 Jun 2010
The Women's Electroninic Networking Training (WENT) promotes the use of information and communication technology to enhance women's role and capacity in social and policy advocacy.

Report from the ICT Training for Bulgarian Women on 2 Jun 2010
The report is based on the experience from the ICT Training for Bulgarian Women from NGOs

Tester Report: Capacity Building of Lithuanian Women Through ICT & Networking on 2 Jun 2010
This document presents project “Capacity Building of Lithuanian Women Through ICT & Networking” evaluation of a feedback from women who attended courses on Computer Basics and Internet.

Teaching and the use of ICT in Hungary on 2 Jun 2010
It provides an overview of the context for ICT development in<br /> Hungary, examines the initial and especially the in-service teacher training provided to facilitate teachers' use of ICT in their pedagogical practice, notes the obstacles and some<br /> recent incentives for career and professional development in this field, and analyses governmental and non-governmental initiatives in Hungary to break down the digital divide in the last decade, thereby encouraging greater integration of ICT in the pedagogical practices of Hungarian schools and classrooms.

Critical Issues Pertaining to the Gender Dimension of Biotechnology Policy

Kateřina Fialová on 2 Jun 2010
This paper surveys existing research on the impact of biotechnology in a number of important areas relevant to development policy and gender such 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.
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