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Women in the Information and Communication Technology Sector in South Africa

Tina James (ed.), Ronel Smith, Joan Roodt, Natasha Primo, Nina Evans
Tina James (ed.), Ronel Smith, Joan Roodt, Natasha Primo, Nina Evans on 17 December, 2006
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high-level ICT, science, technology, engineering, WomenIT, South Africa
The document is the second part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTs in South Africa. The report looks at how girls and women are progressing (or not) in the education system and the workplace.

 

Exploring Mechanisms to Stimulate the Increased Participation of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: International Experiences

Marja-Leena Haataja, Eija Leinonen, Marjo Riitta Tervonen
Marja-Leena Haataja, Eija Leinonen, Marjo Riitta Tervonen on 17 December, 2006 · Global
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high-level ICT, science, technology, engineering, WomenIT
The document is the first part of the report on a comprehensive study on the status of women in high-level ICTs in South Africa. It describes international experiences, with particular emphasis on Finland, that provide insights for consideration in addressing South Africa's needs on on stimulating the participation of women in high-level ICTs.
 

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

Dr. Anupama Saxena, Dr. Malathi Subramanian
Dr. Anupama Saxena, Dr. Malathi Subramanian on 10 December, 2006
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Chhattisgarh, ICT policy, eGovernance, e-governance, cybercafe, Bilaspur, Durg, digital gender divide, gender divide, literacy, access
The paper explores to what extent the women in the Indian Statei of Chhattisgarh have been able to access and to use e-governancei 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

World Bank Rural Development and Natural Resources Sector Unit
World Bank Rural Development and Natural Resources Sector Unit on 8 December, 2006
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telecommunication, poverty, gender divide, connectivity, infrastructure, rural poor, community access center, telecenter, livelihood, agriculture, SME
The report is based on field visits, interviews with local and central governmenti 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 informationi and communication technologies (ICTi) 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 analysisi, and further integrate gender considerations into national ICT policyi, planning and implementation.
 

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

ed. Andrew Clegg
ed. Andrew Clegg on 2 November, 2006 · Africa Global
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training, science, technology, math, mathematics, career guidance, teaching, teaching methodologies, teaching styles

The module aims to address the inherent gender disparities in the field of science and technology, with a specific focus on Africa.


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 6 October, 2006
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Francophone, minority, minorities, funding, training, awareness-raising
“Francophone women are less likely to use the interneti 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

Stephen Sposato and Wm. A. Smith
Stephen Sposato and Wm. A. Smith on 6 October, 2006
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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

Janice Brodman
Janice Brodman on 6 October, 2006
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evaluation, project evaluation, evaluation methodology, Critical Success Factor. quantitative, qualitative
This report document is based on a field trip by Dr. Janice Brodman, which aimed to help Datamation Foundation (DF) ensure that their evaluationi 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

on 7 July, 2005 · Global
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women in technology, women's network, high-technology professions, economic opportunities.
GraceNet is a women's network named after Grace Hopper, whose pioneering work in computer programming and cryptographyi 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

Sophia Huyer and Gunnar Westholm
Sophia Huyer and Gunnar Westholm on 12 June, 2005 · Global
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The purpose of the Toolkit is to promote the collection of gender disaggregated data in scientific and technological activities for national and international policyi.
 
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