Women and Mobile: Bridging the Gender Gap

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Course overview
It is widely recognised that information and communications technology can have a positive socio-economic impact on women’s lives. Unfortunately there is currently a significant gender gap associated with access to, and use of, the internet and mobile broadband services. This gender gap can be attributed to a number of factors including the cost of devices and services, network coverage, concerns around security and harassment, as well as a lack of technical literacy amongst women.

This course explains the background to the issues and focuses on strategies that can be used to help close the gender gap.

Course objectives
– Understand the context via gender-disaggregated data on internet access and use.
– Learn how barriers such as access, affordability, safety, digital skills and the availability of locally relevant content can be addressed.
– Discover how gender perspectives can be integrated into strategies, policies, plans and budgets so they explicitly address women’s needs, circumstances and preferences.
– Explore how to work together with other stakeholders to share good practices that have real impact.

Women and Mobile Session 1

Understand the issue and need for action

Women and Mobile Session 2

Understand your context and integrate gender into your policies

Women and Mobile Session 3

Address the barriers women face

Women and Mobile Session 4

Work together and develop an action plan

Course Duration
3 weeks
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Course Leader
Mariana Lopez
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Course Moderator
Andrea Guajardo
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Andrea is Senior Partnerships and Digital Training Manager for the Capacity Building programme. Based in Santiago, Chile, she manages the CE-Digital programme, a capacity building partnership with CAF and ECLAC in Latin America. Andrea holds a Master's degree in Linguistics and a Bachelor's degree in English Education from the Universidad de Santiago.