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Cleopa Timon Otieno's Blog Posts Tagged 'Gender' (5)

Gender ICT divide worsens in Senegal

The female illiteracy rate in Senegal stands at 61.3%, the World Bank says, while the World Economic Forum ranked this West African country 90th in its 2011 Global Gender Gap Index. Women overall have one chance in three less than men of benefiting from the African information society in Senegal, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali and Mauritania,…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on October 10, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

ICT against Inequality

Source: eLearning Africa

International Girls in ICT Day this year saw new projects set up worldwide to create an environment that encourages girls and young women, at present disadvantaged by a gender-based digital divide of worldwide prevalence, to consider careers in the field of ICT. But why is there a gender imbalance in the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on May 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and why NOW?

“If you think the most important thing you need at a startup is capital, you will be wrong. It’s the wealth of mentoring and handholding you will have getting your business up and running.”

I have been asked to write a few paragraphs on the use of ICT for creating jobs and solutions in Sri Lanka. Even though I am an entrepreneur…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 28, 2013 at 2:36am — No Comments

Broadband access key to gender MDGs

Commissioners at the 7th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development have agreed an ambitious new target designed to spur female access to ICTs.

The new target mandates ‘gender equality in broadband access by the year 2020’. At present, ITU figures confirm that in the developing world, women are much less…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 19, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Empowering Women through ICT

Source: Soul Beat Africa

"If access to ICTs can promote sustainable socio-economic development and women lag behind, a significant portion of the world's population must be aided by a targeted approach."

From the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) ICT for Development (ICT4D) Series No. 4, this publication looks at recently concluded…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on March 30, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

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