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Book: African Women and ICTs

African Women and ICTs: Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment “explores the ways in which women in Africa utilize ICTs to facilitate their empowerment; whether through the mobile village phone business, through internet use, or through new career and ICT employment opportunities. Based on the outcome of an extensive research project, this timely book features chapters based on original primary field research undertaken by academics and activists who have investigated situations within their own communities and countries. Read the full article »

UN Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing

“In preparation for the Conference, the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development tasked a working group to articulate a set of transformative actions that could, if undertaken, move globally toward increasing women’s participation in science & technology and support science and technology in addressing women’s needs.” (Malcom, 2006)

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Do It Herself: Women and Technical Innovation

 This book highlights an example of the Intermediate Technology Development Group’s (ITDG) participatory work with a strong gender-empowerment focus. This was a follow-up from a 1990 project in which ITDG worked with local researchers on case studies of technical innovation and adaptation among women technology users in Asia. Later in that year the researchers presented the conclusions of their work at a seminar in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

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International Conference of the Gender and S&T Association

GASAT is an international association concerned with issues arising from interactions between gender and science and technology. The theme of the conference was: Towards Sustainable Development – Achieving Four E’s: Education, Employment, Equality, Empowerment.  Over 300 scientists, educators and researchers attended to discuss education, technology transfer, innovation, and women’s representation in science and technology professions.

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