LISTEN:Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty? Financing Trends and Challenges in the ICT for Development [part 1]
Willie Currie, APC Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager, speaks about current financing trends and challenges in the ICT for development (ICTD) sector during the panel “Communication Rights for Women - Why the Purse feels empty?: Financing for women's equitable access to Information and Communication Technologies”. The panel was organised by APC WNSP, UN DAW and IWTC at the…
Assessment of the Rural Communications Development Fund from a Gender Perspective
In 2006, the Uganda Women Caucus on ICT (UWCI) together with WOUGNET as its secretariat conducted an assessment of the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) from a gender perspective. The focus was to look at the project selection criteria, to examine the benefits of the supported projects to both men and women, to assess the contribution of the supported projects in reducing gender gaps,…
Engendering Rural Information Systems in Indonesia
The study aims at identifying policies, technologies, institutions and investments needed to improve access to ICTs and promote rural development 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,…
ICTs and Gender - Working Party on the Information Economy
This document provides an overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and ICT employment patterns are contrasted with overall employment to highlight how different ICT employment patterns are. The document then focuses on participation in ICT-related education and training, and differences in ICT access and use by gender.
Gender in the information Society: Emerging issues
This publication is a collection of 13 papers developed for a pre-World Summit on the Information Society seminar, produced by UNDP-APDIP in partnership with UNIFEM and IT for Change. It showcases perspectives that critique the engagement with new technologies in various development sectors such as the governance, media and work.
E-Governance Initiatives in an Indian State: Some Observations from a Gender Perspective
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
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…
Bosnia and Herzegovina e-Readiness Assessment Report for 2005
The aim of the Report is to assess and present the current electronic readiness of BiH society. This has been done by analyzing the capacities of government organizations, educational institutions and businesses, alongside engaging with ordinary citizens as the ultimate beneficiaries of development in this field. The report has been prepared by UNDP BH, with financing and support from government…
Women Setting the IGF agenda 2006
Women participants at the first Internet Governance Meeting (IGF) came together and issued a statement to articulate the necessity of integrating gender in this forum for policy discussions around internet governance.
Francophone Women's Groups in Minority Situations and ICTs
“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…