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The Digital NGO: Turn Intent into Action.
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Monday, November 7 • 9:00am - 10:25am
Gender, Empowerment and Technology Working Group Workshop LIMITED

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According to the 2016 UN/ITU Broadband Commission report, efforts to increase gender equality in ICT access have stalled after a period of incremental improvements. A week later, the Wall Street Journal ran a story titled: “Why the majority of Indian women will never use a smartphone.” Why is there so much tension between technology, gender, and cultural factors that limit the gender successes our organizations are working so hard to achieve? In this working group, we will explore the current state of gender and ICT4D, conduct simulations in order to help people develop gender-specific indicators, and demonstrate how to uncover new knowledge about culture, community and context critical to any ICT4D program success.


Speakers
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Revi Sterling

Deputy Chief of Party, NetHope
Dr. Revi Sterling is Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID-GBI alliance at NetHope. She manages the Women and the Web Alliance - a multi-partner effort in Kenya and Nigeria - as part of her portfolio of ICTD applications for GBI. Prior to NetHope, Revi started and directed the first ICTD graduate program at the ATLAS Institute at the United States at the University of Colorado, spearheaded gender equity work at Microsoft Research, and has been... Read More →


Monday November 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:25am
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