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The Simple Way to Solve Your Technology Gender Gap Problem in International Development Projects

The Simple Way to Solve Your Technology Gender Gap Problem in International Development Projects

Published on: Jan 25 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
At FarmInk, we recently launched a new Messenger chatbot called the Africa Farmers Club. It provides farmers with local trending news about their crops and a way...
The WhatsApp Gender Gap Will Surprise You!

The WhatsApp Gender Gap Will Surprise You!

Published on: Jan 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
We all know there is a gender gap in the usage of mobile phones and technology in general. GSMA reports that women on average are 14% less likely to own a mobile...
We Still Talk About Women as if They Were a Sector

We Still Talk About Women as if They Were a Sector

Published on: Nov 08 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The title of this post is the most memorable quote from our recent Technology Salon, asking the question “Are We Really Closing the Gender Gap in ICT4D?“,...
Yes, Girls Can Code Software in Zambia!

Yes, Girls Can Code Software in Zambia!

Published on: Aug 10 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Yes, Girls Can Code Software in Zambia!
Girls are particularly marginalized and underprivileged in Zambia. They are faced with lack of opportunity due to common preconceived notions that either they are...
6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs

6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs

Published on: Apr 25 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs
What does the empirical evidence tell us about the types of interventions most likely to enable women and girls to use digital ICTs in ways that increase their...
Now Scientific Fact: Mobile Money Can Lift Women Out of Poverty

Now Scientific Fact: Mobile Money Can Lift Women Out of Poverty

Published on: Mar 23 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
  For nearly four years, we have been sharing information about the various ways that gender and mobile intertwine in our Gender and Mobile newsletter. In our...
8 Economic Barriers Responsible for India’s Gender Digital Divide

8 Economic Barriers Responsible for India’s Gender Digital Divide

Published on: Jan 27 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Economic Barriers Responsible for India’s Gender Digital Divide
The mobile phone is one of the most widely used information and communication technologies in the developing world. For instance, in India, as of December 2013,...
Missed Opportunities in Using Tech to Fight Violence Against Women

Missed Opportunities in Using Tech to Fight Violence Against Women

Published on: Aug 05 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Missed Opportunities in Using Tech to Fight Violence Against Women
Technology is a key piece in preventing and ending violence against women. As the number of women with access to the Internet and Internet-enabled devices increases,...
How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

Published on: May 13 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response
With the Nepal Earthquake response in full swing, humanitarian relief organizations will be using cash as a form of humanitarian assistance, either as an alternative...
8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

Published on: Apr 17 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a...